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Alaska Fishing Information
Articles from our remote Alaska fishing trips and tips from the Alaska fishing experts.

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A fish finder is an instrument used to locate fish underwater by detecting reflected pulses of sound energy. Today’s standards use a graphical display to locate schools of fish, temperature, debris and the bottom of a body of water, which can be integrated between a marine radar, compass and navigation systems. They are used in […]

As fishermen in Alaska we have the need to carry bear defense products in various scenarios. When we are fishing and hiking in the backcountry of our great state, there are any number of modes of tran

Having hiked extensively in bear country Tim Rubbert has also engrossed himself in bear education. He has written two books, Hiking Safely in Grizzly Country and Hiking with Grizzlies: Lessons Learned

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With the onset of summer-adventure season in the Last Frontier, May is Bear Awareness month at Fish Alaska. Many places throughout the state bring fishermen and bears together when in pursuit of river fish. The risk of being attacked by a bear is really quite small, but it happens. From Denali to Seward and on […]

Story & Photos By Troy Buzalsky In the May 2017 issue of Fish Alaska, Troy Buzalsky penned a Boats Column dedicated to helping boating anglers achieve salmon-season success, detailing se

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Story and photos by Paul D. Atkins My snowmachine stood ready in the front yard, much like a horse waiting for its rider. The big blue sled made by Northern Sledworks sat at its rear loaded down with gear for the day’s sheelfish ice fishing events. The blue plastic tub that was LoopRoped inside the […]

Proper Catch-and-Release Methods Watching a fish flounder before your eyes or watching them bleed out as a result of careless or inadvertently poor handling just isn’t a part of the Alaska fishing p

Tying Instructions for the Top 10 King Flies for Alaska There are just certain king salmon flies that make the top 10 list for their effectiveness. In no particular order the author’s favorite k

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By Mike Lunde Round, cylindrical-shaped, a few inches in length and accompanied by a thin diameter—the generic plastic tube revolutionized and perhaps is the birthplace of the earliest tube flies. At a point in time where most flies were constructed on standardized hook shanks, tube flies provided distinct advantages that the conventional hook could not. […]

I know what you are thinking— that there are no rainbows in Denali because it’s just too cold for them to survive there. Well, that’s what I thought too, until I encountered the rainbow king

There are many factors to consider when it comes to catching trophy halibut, including the tides, choice of bait, size of baits, structure, depth and tackle. However, here I will focus on bait scents

Prime Time for Southeast Kings Story and photos by Terry W. Sheely There may be better places to catch king salmon than Southeast, but not as consistently, not from May into September, and not in so m

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