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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

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Blog Post by Troy Letherman I’m the first to tie on a dry fly.  We’re gliding across a stillwater slough connecting Fog Lake to the middle Copper River, flushing the occasional hammer-handle pike, and rather than take in the scenery, which includes a young brown bear nosing around in anticipation of the reds that should […]

  By Marcus Weiner  I light up a cigar, and not your run-of-the-mill, dollar-store stogie, but rather a high-end, dark-wrapped import that lasts an hour and promises both bad breath and a li

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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, is an apex predator in Alaska waters and a thrill to catch on rod and reel. Elfin Cove Resort offers a cast-and-blast […]

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 mos

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Story By Nick Ohlrich There’s no question that pound-for-pound Kenai rainbows, and ’bows in general, are one of the top contenders in the fight circuit, but how do these fish fair during the measuring, photo shoot and release? There are quite a few considerations to think about, and let’s be honest most anglers are coming […]

By Marcus Weiner Rain gear is a critical component of an outdoorsman’s wardrobe in Alaska. It often rains in the 49th state, and if you are heading to places in Southeast such as Ketchikan, where ov

Story by Dave Kaffke      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

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Story & Photos By Jeremy Anderson One of the coolest things about rainbow trout fishing in Alaska is the opportunity to catch fish on many different flies and beads. The diverse bio-system that Alaska’s rivers have to offer includes flies, larva, smolt, eggs, salmon flesh and even the occasional mouse. As fishermen it is our […]

Some helpful points to avoid being “that guy” by Nick Ohlrich We’ve all been there, just about to drop into that perfect drift where you were surely going to hook the fish of a lifetime; the

By Spinner Dave Trolling with 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

Mac has an obsession with things that float. From float tubes to one-man rafts, rubber duckies to self-bailers, catarafts, inflatable kayaks, drift boats: you name it, Mac’s climbed aboard. So many good times have been had in these boats that it’s hard to remember them all. Float-tubing with long-time friend Dave Calleja for rainbows on […]
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