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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 In the 1970s, when we first started halibut fishing off the Deep Creek coast of Cook Inlet, we used herring for bait on J hooks—hooks you had to be on all the time and ready to set the hook like you want to rip the lips right off that fish. […]

Blog Post by Steve Meyer Do you ever think to yourself—especially after about the second fish of the day: “Wouldn’t it be great if these guys weren’t slicked over with slime?” No matter how

Blog Post by Troy Letherman Clearly, serious hard-water anglers will need to choose lines dedicated to ice fishing. While many modern superlines will suffice in a pinch and offer some of the character

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As we planned for our first ice fishing derby we had no idea we could have left the tackle box at home and did just the same. Blog Post by Jehnifer Ehmann We started early in the morning and had strategically mapped out our best guesses and routes for fishing around Big Lake. As one […]

Blog Post by Melissa Norris Besides fresh Alaskan fish and seafood, there is little I love more to eat than fresh, organic, locally-grown produce and while they are equally marvelous separate, togethe

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Today’s casting tip comes from Jeff Hickman, professional guide, signature tier for Idylwilde Flies and owner of Fish the Swing LLC. Jeff guided many years at Alaska West for Deneki Outdoors and spent most of that time teaching anglers how to effectively cast and fish the two-handed rod, one of the more efficient ways to […]

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This blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor and Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead guide JD Richey, who can be reached through his website. Without exception, when the weather is at its absolute snottiest, I’ll get a call from my pop, who is a self proclaimed “Indoor Enthusiast,” that starts something like […]

Blog Post by Scott Haugen This blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor Scott Haugen, whose many books on angling techniques and tactics are available through his website.  When

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

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Blog Post by Scott Haugen The following blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor and noted angler Scott Haugen, whose many books are available through his website. If humans had as strong a sense of smell as salmon, life would not be pretty.  Being able to detect odors measured in parts per […]

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

Blog Post by Troy Letherman Something died today. The air around the launch is heavy with it, a wall of rot signaling apocalypse for the year’s salmon. In the slack-water shallows a few fish mill ab

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