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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 mi

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Visit Valdez, Alaska; a welcoming community with gorgeous, panoramic Alaska scenery. Surrounded almost completely by the majestic Chugach Mountains, Valdez is located at the head of a beautiful glacial fjord that leads to Prince William Sound. 304 miles from Anchorage by road or a 45-minute flight by air, the scenic landscape on the seven-hour drive […]

Valdez Fish Derbies Prince William Sound May 23, 2016 60 POUNDERS LEAD THE WAY IN VALDEZ HALIBUT DERBY VALDEZ, Alaska – Anglers returning to Port Valdez did so with sunburns the opening weekend of t

More Valdez: Overview Articles Businesses Fishing Stocking Updates Fishing Reports Alaska Fish Stocking Update for Valdez (see Prince William Sound) Alaska Lake Fishing Information   Back to Valdez

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Kayaking for Silver Story & Photos by Doug Wilson Valdez outfitter and guide Otto Kulm was doing a Nantucket sleigh ride, silver-salmon style. There wasn’t a wake from the bow of his 16-foot Wilderness System kayak, but he was definitely being towed down Irish Cove by a hefty fish that was attached to the business […]

For the staff of Fish Alaska magazine, though based in the Anchorage bowl, going to Valdez feels like coming home. In Valdez, it seems friends can be found around every corner; in some places, you jus

Valdez Halibut Derby Two tales from a previous year of the Valdez Halibut Derby. by Marcus Weiner “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age o

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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 range for best eating. Many over 150 pounds are caught annually and some barn doors can top […]

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

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 av

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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 have dark metallic blue or greenish backs with silver sides and a light belly. There are small […]

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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