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Category: Valdez Articles

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Story by Troy Letherman Tucked deep into towering mountains, within a short kayak paddle of several tidewater glaciers and pushed snug against Port Valdez—a natural fjord reaching inland about 11 miles from Prince William Sound—there are few places in the world that can rival the sheer stunning beauty of Valdez, Alaska.  The town is one […]

Halibut Alaska halibut is the largest of all flatfish and one of the most preferred white fish to catch and eat. The average halibut weighs 15 to 50 pounds but we like halibut in the 25 to 40-pound ra

At the End of the Road: Valdez by Troy Letherman It’s not ironic by any exact definition, but for some reason it feels at least oddly coincidental that my last big trip of the summer begins on Alask

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Salmon Shark Salmon shark are a member of the mackerel shark family and resemble the Great White. Salmon shark have dark grey backs, with dark blotchy patches on their sides, and white bellies. The average size of these huge sharks is between 6-8 feet and 200-400 pounds. They have been known to reach over 11 […]

Coho Salmon: Silvers Fishing for silvers is someof the most fun you can have and Valdez has no shortage of it. These fish can weigh from 6 to 20 pounds and are between 24 and 30 inches long. Coho hav

The Big Weigh-In: Fishing the Valdez Derbies by Melissa Norris with photos by Joe Praxe I love my summer visits to Valdez. Besides the sheer, nearly overwhelming beauty of the seaside town, what pull

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