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Digital Issues2020-12-01T00:00:03-09:00

Where to Fish Saltwater Silvers in Alaska

Top Ocean Coho Destinations by Marcus Weiner Alaska is replete with saltwater fishing destinations, where salmon and bottomfish can be found in amazing numbers. In several locations, anglers can catch both salmon and Read More...

Where to Fish Saltwater Silvers in Alaska2018-01-03T14:35:32-09:00

Fish Finder, Friend or Foe?

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 Read More...

Fish Finder, Friend or Foe?2018-09-27T15:57:57-08:00

Salmon Season Success

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 several techniques to get the job Read More...

Salmon Season Success2018-01-03T14:42:12-09:00

Arctic Wonder

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 Read More...

Arctic Wonder2018-08-20T15:20:15-08:00

King Salmon Flies for Alaska

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 Read More...

King Salmon Flies for Alaska2018-09-14T11:50:46-08:00

Tube Flies for Sea-Run Species

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 Read More...

Tube Flies for Sea-Run Species2018-08-20T16:28:24-08:00

Seven Days of the Mist Cove

  Story and photos by Terry Sheely This is not the type of cruise where we lean on damp steel railing four stories above green water, talk about food and watch Alaska slide Read More...

Seven Days of the Mist Cove2018-01-08T10:42:16-09:00

Targeting Trophy Halibut

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 Read More...

Targeting Trophy Halibut2018-09-27T16:18:17-08:00

The Kings of Southeast

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 Read More...

The Kings of Southeast2018-10-21T21:51:49-08:00

Tullis Wiggle Bug: The Fly That Swims

Tying Instructions By Larry Tullis - Wiggle Bug originator Note: The Tullis Wiggle Bug is a style of tying rather than a specific pattern and there are hundreds of variations possible. This basic Read More...

Tullis Wiggle Bug: The Fly That Swims2018-01-08T10:47:40-09:00

Nymphing Techniques for Alaska Steelhead

by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.  Still, cool and humid beneath an overcast sky, the air smelled faintly of the nearby sea. The absence of direct sunlight overhead represented both good and bad news. Read More...

Nymphing Techniques for Alaska Steelhead2018-01-08T10:46:28-09:00

Kenai Beyond the Kings

by Terry Sheely “We’ve got some of the best red and silver fisheries anywhere, and the trout fishing is outstanding. Once people get past missing the kings they’ll discover that this river is Read More...

Kenai Beyond the Kings2018-01-08T10:46:04-09:00

Five for Keeps

Alaska rainbow trout are some of the finest in the world. Trophies topping over 30 inches long loom in the rivers and creeks of the Greatland. Here are 5 top choices for Alaska Read More...

Five for Keeps2018-09-27T12:28:24-08:00

Tugboat Vagabonds

by Terry W. Sheely In the gray half-light and mist that passes for daylight this morning along the docks in Juneau, two guys in orange Grunden bibs are throwing a small mountain of Read More...

Tugboat Vagabonds2018-01-08T10:52:06-09:00

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