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Freshwater Fishing in Alaska

With countless miles of rivers and over 3 million lakes, Fish Alaska contributors are hard at work to cover the vast array of freshwater fisheries for readers below.

Eklutna River Salmon

The Eklutna River currently has less than one percent of its historic summertime stream flow, which is woefully inadequate to support fish and maintain healthy fish habitat.

Eklutna River Salmon2021-07-29T09:47:13-08:00

Camping the Kenai by RV

Camping the Kenai Blog &Photos by Joe Byers After Renting a 24-foot motorhome from GoNorth RV, we headed down Route 1, the main highway transecting the Kenai Peninsula. Exploring Alaska by Read More...

Camping the Kenai by RV2021-07-08T08:42:04-08:00

George Krumm: Behind the Vice

Krumm’s stillwater forte was particularly intriguing, not just because he has racked up an impressive resume of big fish using nothing but his wits, his flies, and his float tube..

George Krumm: Behind the Vice2021-06-30T11:14:18-08:00

Kenai Peninsula Steelhead

Kenai Peninsula Steelhead blog by Nigel FoxPhotos by Jeff Murray Kenai Peninsula Steelhead: Deep Creek, Anchor River, and more When you think of the Kenai Peninsula, salmon fishing is the first Read More...

Kenai Peninsula Steelhead2021-06-29T11:07:18-08:00

Bamboo Fly Rods: Fish Beautifully

Bamboo Fly Rods blog by Jon LymanPhotos courtesy of Jon Lyman A bamboo fly rod is an heirloom to pass down generationally. With 20 years of Alaska experience building and fishing Read More...

Bamboo Fly Rods: Fish Beautifully2021-05-28T12:43:32-08:00

Evolving with Ryan Sorsdahl: Behind the Vice

Anchorage-based tyer Ryan Sorsdahl abides by one guiding rule at the bench: "Pretty fish deserve pretty flies". Not only are his creations downright gorgeous, they're almost absurdly effective. Learn more about his business, Bigfoot Custom Fly, and some of his signature patterns in the June edition of "Behind the Vice."

Evolving with Ryan Sorsdahl: Behind the Vice2021-05-28T12:22:25-08:00

What Dollies on the Middle Kenai River Tell Us

What Dollies on the Middle Kenai River Tell UsBlog by Nick Ohlrich, Alaska Drift Away Fishing The rewards of fine-tuning. Dolly Varden are found in most of the Kenai Peninsula's lakes Read More...

What Dollies on the Middle Kenai River Tell Us2021-05-21T10:23:34-08:00

George Cook, The Legend

Behind the Vice: George Cook, The LegendBlog by Joe Jackson Cook and an early fall “Bow Bow.” I recently tried to explain to my wife why I was so giddy after Read More...

George Cook, The Legend2021-05-20T12:34:03-08:00

Handling Trout

The Importance of Proper Handling of a Trophy TroutBy Nigel Fox, Alaska Drift Away Fishing Reviving a rainbow while measuring length on the measuring board. If there is one thing we Read More...

Handling Trout2021-05-06T10:08:03-08:00

Holitna River Pike

The Holitna River has an overabundance of northern pike. Targeting them either with gear or on the fly, Alaskan Adventures knows where, how and what to use to constantly put fish over 40” on the end of your line.

Holitna River Pike2021-03-02T09:37:21-09:00

Iliamna Lake Monster

Catching the Iliamna Lake Monster by Bjorn Dihle The Iliamna Lake monster is often described as shark-like in appearance. Illustration by Alex Witt. On a calm September day, a group of Read More...

Iliamna Lake Monster2021-02-05T16:18:22-09:00

Sheefish at Alaskan Adventures

Sheefish at Alaskan Adventures BlogStory and photos provided by Dan Paull Sheefish are one of the most unique species we fish for at the Alaskan Adventures lodge. Only native to five drainages in Read More...

Sheefish at Alaskan Adventures2021-02-03T14:14:43-09:00

Fly Tying: One Fly at a Time

Like many others before him, Smith is drawn to fly tying for the self-sufficiency it gives him. He soon realized that he could tie as many flies as he wanted—being limited only by materials and time.

Fly Tying: One Fly at a Time2021-01-14T09:32:47-09:00

Fly Rod vs Float Rod

Fly Rod vs Float Rod By Nick Ohlrich Taking advantage of an early morning bite during the fall on the Middle Kenai. © Nick Ohlrich When fishing rainbows on the Middle Read More...

Fly Rod vs Float Rod2020-08-18T13:22:34-08:00

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