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Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge: A Multi-Species Adventure Article by Marcus Weiner Photos by Marcus Weiner & Melissa Norris Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge sits on a private parcel of land on a peninsula on Lake Aleknagik, with Jackknife Mountain as the backdrop, at the edge of the Wood-Tikchik state park. The park encompasses a vast, […]
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Day-tripping Lake Clark, the Newhalen River, and the Tazimina River When I learned I’d be visiting Talarik Creek Lodge in early August, I realized I would be pushing a new pin in my Alaska travel map. Lake Iliamna is located at the north end of the Alaska Peninsula in the heart of Bristol Bay, just […]

Nowhere is sport fishing more common among women than in Alaska. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are also some well-known, successful female Naknek fishing guides. For example, one outstand

Naknek Article by Troy Letherman In late September in southwest Alaska, the trees and tundra swap summer green for the polychromatic brocade of fall; the skies darken and low-handing clouds promise r

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Packrafting the Goodsnews By Larry Bartlett There’s nothing that gets the season started better than an epic adventure in southwest Alaska, home to some of Alaska’s most prolific fisheries, located in some of the most wild and scenic rivers anywhere. Here, it’s all about access—beginning with a floatplane hitch and ending with over a week […]

A Journey to Wood-Tikchik By Dave Atcheson As the floatplane ascends and banks, wings waving in farewell, I try to ignore the slight pang of uneasiness that wells up. It’s the realization of being t

Moraine Creek Strategies By Larry Tullis Wading chest deep across the swift, clear current spooked numerous big rainbows, but I didn’t dare backup. The big brown bear was now just a couple rod-lengt

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By Marcus Weiner After nearly 15 years spent traipsing around Alaska, we find ourselves coming back to places where the fishing was hot, the guides exceptional and the lodges top-notch. Such is definitely the case when it comes to the Nushagak River and our friends Mike and Angela Addiego at Bristol Bay Adventures. I’ve never […]

By Troy Leatherman Three clearwater braids forked from the silty main channel, dissecting an extended gravel plateau left uncovered ever since the higher flows of early summer. Upstream, on the farthe

By E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.  I’m standing beside an unnamed creek that rises in the foothills of the Alaska Range and runs across a few miles of rolling tundra before emptying into one of the Bristol

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It’s an angler’s river, too, with a uniform gravel bottom that’s easy to wade, very few snags, and an even-tempered flow. It runs gin clear in the upper stretches, making sight-fishing possible, and is full of the strong, energetic Kvichak rainbow trout—fish of legend, reared on the surplus of nutrition found in ocean-like Iliamna.  Kvichak […]
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