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Tag: Fish Species

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Visit Fairbanks, Alaska; the area is perfect for the road-system angler, with plenty of highway and gravel-road access to fisheries and several beautiful campgrounds. More Fairbanks: Overview Articles Fish Species Businesses Fish Stocking Updates   Fairbanks Overview Often overshadowed by Alaska’s famous coastal fisheries, the Interior doesn’t get a ton of respect within the sport-fishing […]

A Hunt for Monster Yukon River Pike Story and photo by Marcus Weiner “On my planet, we have a sun.” It’s pushing 90 degrees, Alaska is on fire, and we are on a hunt for the monster p

  Story and photos by JD Richey Okay, so most spring fishing opportunities are still a ways off, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. One of the first viable fisheries that ope

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Lake trout are called by many different names in the places where they exist. Probably one of the most common is “mackinaw,” a word that is just as symbolic of the great north woods as are the words pike or muskie. In Canada and the Great Lakes, the strongholds of lake trout in North America, […]

A Surreal Alaska Experience by Marcus Weiner Photos by Wayne Norris Cordova—In a state known for both its numbers and varieties of sport fish, one species has stayed below the radar of many anglers.

By Scott Haugen Of Alaska’s shellfishing opportunities, nothing is growing like the quest for shrimp. With liberal seasons and limits, recreational users are now buying boats for shrimping, not

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Rockfish get little respect, except perhaps as fish and chips. Commonly encountered by Alaskan anglers while salmon or halibut fishing, they are frequently caught on heavy tackle, making fishermen think they are pulling up a rubber boot. If this is your perception, I hope the following words will change those thoughts and introduce an exciting […]

The northern pike can attain massive sizes, especially in the vast, remote, and virtually unknown watersheds of Alaska’s Yukon River drainage. As pike angler Boris Popov says, “Nowhere els

Burbot — or Lota lota in scientific terms — have almost as many names as locations in which this scrappy looking fish is found. But no matter what you call them, one thing is certain—they sure t

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Sockeye Salmon Until one actually hooks their first sockeye salmon, it is hard to imagine such strength and speed is possible from such a compact fish. Likewise, it is unlikely that anyone can imagine how delicious these fish are until they sample that deep, firm flesh. These two factors, combined with their abundant numbers, liberal […]

Silver Salmon Kenai River silvers arrive in the nick of time: just about the time that one is completely burned out or turned off by the huge crowds, intense nature and necessary patience of king fish

Rainbow Trout & Dolly Varden Chile. New Zealand. Katmai. Destinations that quickly bring visions of giant trout when mentioned amongst trophy anglers. Add to this elite list the Kenai River, a pla

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King Salmon The name alone commands respect: King! But call it Chinook, tyee, blackmouth or any other, there is no doubt that it is the biggest and baddest of all salmon! And at the top of this list is the Kenai River king! Nowhere else on the planet are there kings like in Alaska’s Kenai […]
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