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.

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

Ruth Pond: Just One More Cast

Kade would shout, “Just one more cast!” and then start laughing uncontrollably while trying to quickly cast his lure back into Ruth Pond. Ruth Pond: Just One More Cast Story and Read More...

Ruth Pond: Just One More Cast2020-07-06T11:11:14-08:00

Kasilof River Kings

Just 15 miles south of the world-famous Kenai River lays a hidden gem that may be a smaller river but has king-size stature.

Kasilof River Kings2020-05-06T10:12:12-08:00

Hens Matter: Kings on the Gravel

When that choice is entirely up to you, remember that the gravel needs those eggs way more than your bait cooler does. Yeah, hens matter…but more importantly, BIG hens matter. Just let her go.

Hens Matter: Kings on the Gravel2020-04-30T08:52:18-08:00

Steelhead: Low and Clear on the Situk

Each steelhead is like a miracle, a gift out of time, a prehistoric primal beast. And each one we valued more than the last.

Steelhead: Low and Clear on the Situk2020-04-08T15:14:44-08:00

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Fishing in Southcentral Alaska

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge & Kenai Riverside Fishing Blog & photos by Dave Maternowski, Alaska Wildland Adventures Fall combo trips: the Kenai Peninsula & Kenai National Wildlife Refuge There’s no shortage of options Read More...

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Fishing in Southcentral Alaska2020-01-29T12:29:57-09:00

King Salmon on the Nushagak River

King Salmon blog by John Perry, Photos courtesy of Angler's Alibi Capt. Chad Bryson with a beautiful king salmon on the fly from the Nusahgak. © Angler's Alibi Nushagak River Spey Read More...

King Salmon on the Nushagak River2019-12-31T15:17:16-09:00

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

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

Blade-Assisted Herring

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” Read More...

Blade-Assisted Herring2018-09-27T16:28:06-08:00

Kenai River Etiquette

A guide to Kenai River Fishing Etiquette: Some helpful points to avoid being “that guy” by Nick Ohlrich                   We've all been there, just about Read More...

Kenai River Etiquette2018-08-20T22:36:48-08:00

Trolling Spinners for Kings

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 application Read More...

Trolling Spinners for Kings2018-09-26T11:43:05-08:00

Quick Strike Rigging Winter Pike

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 Read More...

Quick Strike Rigging Winter Pike2017-10-08T11:52:06-08:00

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