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Category: Freshwater

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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, 30-plus-inch Kenai trout. It is some of the most fun you can have. Whenever I get to fish with guides and co-owners […]
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Over the last few seasons while fishing for silver salmon I have found good success in using a small spinner blade in front of my herring. Now, for some, going through the “trouble” of adding a blade to a herring rig for silvers would seem totally unnecessary. But it is pretty simple to do and […]

A guide to Kenai River Fishing Etiquette: Some helpful points to avoid being “that guy” by Nick Ohlrich                   We’ve all been there, j

Trolling spinners is definitely not at the top of most anglers’ lists when they think of methods for fishing for Alaska’s king salmon. Largely overlooked, spinners can be used in a trolling applic

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By Mike Lunde   Northern pike are one of the dominant piscivorous predators that roam Alaska’s freshwater lakes and river systems.  During the ice fishing season, hardwater anglers utilize a twofold combination of vertical jigging techniques and tip-ups presentations to catch them.  Compared to anglers targeting pike in lower 48 watersheds, there is an important […]

Vehicles are parked everywhere that is legal and within trudging distance to the Promised Land, which in this case is the mouth of the Kenai River. Every year it seems the spectacle of hopeful fishers

Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational fly-fishing retreats for women with breast cancer, is excited to partner with fishing outfitter and rod manufacturer Ty

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Here’s a fisherman’s frustration. Just as the weather turns warm, and you get the fishing bug, you realize it’s still not time to fish, at least on a river. Unless you’re a little desperate. Spring fishing in Alaska can be fun and productive. The day before the Kenai closed for rainbow spawning season, I got […]

I am what you would call a low-impact fisherman, low-impact in the same sense that walking is a low-impact exercise and a recliner is a low-impact way to play football. I’m getting old…and I’m l

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Blog Post by Scott Haugen This blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor Scott Haugen, whose many angling books are available at his website. Silver salmon are one of Alaska’s most prized gamefish, and with so many places to pursue coho, finding somewhere to fish is the least of your worries. At […]

Productive Winter Pike Fishing Strategies Story and photos by Tom Gruenwald Northern pike. Geographically, there may be more widespread species, but globally, I can’t think of one more commonly asso

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