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Alaska Fishing Destinations Blog

Finding the perfect Alaska fishing destinations is easy with Fish Alaska guiding you! Find some great day trips, lodge stays, and more below.

Advantages of a Roadside Fishery

Kenai River drift boat session. © Nicholas Ohlrich Russian River, Quartz Creek, Deep Creek, Kasilof River, Anchor River, and of course the Kenai River are all world-class fisheries that host thousands Read More...

Advantages of a Roadside Fishery2019-07-18T16:26:36-08:00

Kenai River Fall Trout Fishing

For as many Septembers as I can think back, I’ve gone fall rainbow fishing with Alaska Drift Away Fishing on the Kenai River in search of Walter, their nickname for an elusive, giant, Read More...

Kenai River Fall Trout Fishing2019-05-03T14:19:15-08:00

Clam Digging in Cook Inlet

Razor Clam Digging in West Cook Inlet The days of abundance for razor clams at Kenai Peninsula drive-to locations are, at least for now, behind us, but there are great opportunities to charter Read More...

Clam Digging in Cook Inlet2019-05-03T14:12:45-08:00

Kenai Fjords: Seward, Alaska Sightseeing

What to do in Seward, Alaska Late last September we planned a fun-packed, family weekend in Seward. We made reservations at the Harbor 360º Hotel overlooking the harbor, which has the only hotel swimming Read More...

Kenai Fjords: Seward, Alaska Sightseeing2019-05-03T13:57:05-08:00

Naknek River Salmon Fishing with Fox Bay Lodge

Background photo by Mark Emery. Inset photo by Melissa Norris. Nestled on the famed Naknek River in King Salmon, Alaska, Fox Bay Lodge provides the ultimate in Naknek River salmon fishing—and Read More...

Naknek River Salmon Fishing with Fox Bay Lodge2019-03-18T16:14:40-08:00

Anglers Lodge: Many and Varied Adventures

Daughter in law Kristin and Dr. Wally both had good luck on the Kasilof. By Dr. Wally Balcerzak When you are in the planning stages, prior to booking a stay at Read More...

Anglers Lodge: Many and Varied Adventures2018-05-11T11:11:59-08:00

Early-Season Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula

Story & Photos by Nick Olrich Early-season fishing on the Kenai Penninsula offers a variety of options for anglers that are itching to get the open-water season underway. The top three options that Read More...

Early-Season Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula2019-01-14T13:05:53-09:00

The Captain & the Hook

Asleep, Captain Carrie McCann dreamed away when the alarm went off at 5 a.m., rolled over, hit the snooze, the alarm again called at 5:10 a.m., then again at 5:20. The Captain darted out of bed, Read More...

The Captain & the Hook2018-09-25T12:54:16-08:00

Grayling Paradise in Southwest Alaska

  Blog Post by Peter Goodwin Few places rival the spectacular fishing on offer in southwest Alaska. Most of the anglers who travel here focus on the largest salmon run in the world Read More...

Grayling Paradise in Southwest Alaska2018-03-15T14:32:24-08:00

Valhalla Lodge, I am Coming!

Now I’m sure of just two things. I’m on a boat bound for Valhalla Lodge, and there are no angelic ambitions—the trout grabbed the bead, the hook stuck. This is the reason I’m Read More...

Valhalla Lodge, I am Coming!2018-09-26T11:52:51-08:00

The Greatest Place for the Greatest Fish

I’ll never forget my first day on the Little Ku. by E. Donnall Thomas We’d spent the previous afternoon exploring a remote, nameless headwater in the vast system of rivers, creeks, and lakes Read More...

The Greatest Place for the Greatest Fish2018-08-20T22:25:07-08:00

CAST and BLASTs Across Alaska

Cast-and-blast is the generic term for fishing and hunting in the same trip. This blog will highlight several such opportunities across the state. Elfin Cove: Extreme Cast and Blast Salmon shark, or Lamna ditropis, Read More...

CAST and BLASTs Across Alaska2017-10-08T10:10:59-08:00

How to Plan a Trip to an Alaska Fishing Lodge

Planning an Alaska fishing lodge trip? You’ve decided that it’s time to take that dream fishing vacation to an Alaska lodge. So how do you figure out when and where to go? Here’s Read More...

How to Plan a Trip to an Alaska Fishing Lodge2018-08-20T21:50:42-08:00

7 for September

Alaska Fall Fishing Trips Fish Alaska magazine Editor Troy Letherman describes seven world-class trips to take this September. As autumn matures, days get shorter and termination dust settles atop most Alaska mountains, another Read More...

7 for September2017-10-08T09:39:39-08:00

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