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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

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

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

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 […]
This film short, by acclaimed Alaska filmmaker Ryan Peterson, showcases the beauty and abundance of Southeast Alaska’s temperate rainforest, home to some of the world’s healthiest runs of wild salmon. The video also tackles some tough issues this region faces from neighboring Canada. Through the voices of fishermen, Alaska Natives, First Nations, tourism guides, and […]

by Greg Brush   As most of Alaska’s king salmon runs remain week and thereby restricted or closed to sport anglers, many professional fishing guides continue to whine about

There’s lots of ways to smoke salmon and even more opinions on the brines that impart the best flavor. I was one of the judges at our 2011 recipe contest and tasted just about all 32 contestant&

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