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Alaska Fishing Tips

How-to plan fishing trips in Alaska of all kinds as well as how-to catch more fish, the gear needed to do it, Alaska seafood recipes and much more

Tipping Fishing Guides

How to Tip Fishing Guides and Other Industry Service Providersby Melissa Norris I have often been asked about tipping fishing guides and the other service providers who make up the sportfishing industry—Captains, deckhands, Read More...

Tipping Fishing Guides2021-07-21T14:13:27-08:00

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 RV2021-09-08T10:06:15-08:00

Halibut Fishing: From the Surf

Halibut fishing blog & photos by Joe Byers Our gang peeks through the day's catch. Halibut Fishing from the Surf—a Ninilchik Launch Is Truly Unique The highlight of our one-week Alaskan Read More...

Halibut Fishing: From the Surf2021-07-01T08:53:21-08:00

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

A Conversation with Sockeye Salmon Guru Steve Kurian

Today, Steve takes the same pride in fishing for and processing sockeye salmon that he did 20 years ago when he brought those first couple coolers of fillets home. Jenn is both his business and fishing partner.

A Conversation with Sockeye Salmon Guru Steve Kurian2021-06-22T11:30:02-08:00

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

The Conscious Angler

The Conscious Anglerby Dave Atcheson Caring for our rivers and fisheries now ensures that future generations have the same great fishing opportunities we do today. © Nelli Williams Fishing, for many Read More...

The Conscious Angler2021-06-21T11:35:04-08:00

Best Kids Gear for Alaska’s Outdoor Families: Plus a Few Tips

https://youtu.be/zVk5ezj-06g by Melissa Norris and Nelli Williams Best kids boots, coats, rainwear, waders and more as rated by the creators of Fish Alaska magazine. Two Alaska Moms offer their sage advice as industry Read More...

Best Kids Gear for Alaska’s Outdoor Families: Plus a Few Tips2021-06-22T12:45:02-08:00

What is a WaterBoy?

Being a WaterBoy isn’t an easy job. On an average day in July a WaterBoy can easily be responsible for deploying and retrieving 100+ boats per day.

What is a WaterBoy?2021-06-14T11:36:03-08:00

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

Bjørn Olson: Fatbiking and Packrafting to Bristol Bay

Fatbiking and Packrafting to Bristol Bay: A Conversation with Bjørn OlsonBlog by Bjorn DihlePhotos Courtesy of Bjørn Olson Packrafts were invaluable for the expedition. A Conversation with Bjørn Olson In 2013, Read More...

Bjørn Olson: Fatbiking and Packrafting to Bristol Bay2021-05-20T13:27:25-08:00

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