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Tag: Fish Species

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Ocean Conditions Blog by George Krumm Photo courtesy of Kodiak Legends Lodge All up and down the west coast, most Chinook stocks are “at a period of low abundance.”  There are many reasons why. Some of the factors for low abundance outside Alaska waters include habitat modification or destruction, hydropower projects, hatcheries, and harvest. These […]

How to Catch Halibut blog by Tim Bouchard Everyone wants to know how to catch halibut. There have been whole books written on this topic and years of trial and error by anglers. There is no one way, o

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Kenai River Rainbow Trout: Why They’re So Big Article By Jeremy Anderson Kenai Mega Girth: Healthy salmon returns equals big fat rainbow trout There may not be another river in the world that produces a large, girthy, native trout population like the Kenai River. We can thank four species of salmon that annually return to […]

Fishing in Anchorage Lakes by Dustin Slinker Open Water Fishing in Anchorage Lakes (April-October) Many of the lakes in the Anchorage bowl are easily accessed, with ample shoreline to fish along and p

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by Troy Letherman Meaning “river of plenty” in the Dena’ina language, the area near the present site of Talkeetna offered an abundant harvest for the Athabasca Indians who originally inhabited the area, hunting and fishing there for centuries, before, in the late 1890s, a trading station was built along the riverfront to supply trappers and […]
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  Coho salmon, commonly referred to as silver salmon, are the second least abundant of the Pacific salmon, after Chinook, and within the 49th state, silvers range continuously from the far southern panhandle to Norton Sound and from there sporadically to Point Hope on the Chukchi Sea. Adult coho returning to Alaska waters average between […]

Northern Pike Northern pike are opportunistic, voracious feeders programmed to eliminate the weak, and their keen predatory disposition is matched with endowments perfectly suited for the job. Fish ar

Fairbanks Arctic char are available throughout the Alaska angling season (including being a primary ice-fishing quarry for these area anglers. Primarily a stillwater fish, Arctic char will be found in

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Rainbow Trout One of Alaska (and the world’s) most popular gamefish, the rainbow trout is not indigenous to the Tanana or Yukon drainages, but the species has been successfully stocked in more than 100 lakes throughout the Interior. For Fairbanks-bound anglers, this means bountiful opportunity to pursue one of Alaska’s signature species, in a remote […]

King Salmon The least abundant of the five species of North America’s Pacific salmon—albeit also the largest—the Chinook salmon range south from near Point Hope just north of Kotzebue Sound to t

Lake Trout Lake trout, the largest of the char, are also Alaska’s largest resident freshwater fish, routinely reaching weights beyond 20 pounds. They are extremely opportunistic predators, preying o

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