Alaska Fishing

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The State of Alaska has unlimited opportunities for a variety of fishing experiences. In addition to the great ocean fishing available, there are remote locations that can only be accessed by charter plane. You may be interested in fishing local streams for salmon or rivers for pike. The type of fishing you prefer is most likely available in Alaska, all you need to know is what location will fit your particular interest.

Fishing in Anchorage, Alaska

The area surrounding Anchorage, Alaska contains rivers, streams and plenty of off-shore fishing opportunities. In nearby Seward you can fish the adjacent seas for many types of large fish including halibut and lingcod. Many anglers troll the area for king and silver salmon. If you’re into bottom fishing you can you try for the many rockfish that populate the lower depths of Resurrection Bay near the Kenai Fjords.

If you prefer fresh water fishing many of the fresh water streams nearby contain King and Silver Salmon. In the nearby Kenai Peninsula you will find an area known for Sockeye salmon. This Peninsula also has very large King salmon and substantial rainbow trout. The best time to fish for King Salmon and Sockeye Salmon is June and July although they may also be caught in May, August and other times during the year.

Fishing in Homer, Alaska

In nearby Homer you can fish the lower Cook Inlet. This area is rich in king salmon, and Coho salmon. Homer is also home to the “Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby” that brings thousands of visitors each year to Homer. Homer is also famous for the “Spit” of land that juts out into the bay. This area is an angler’s dream with many fishing opportunities from any area of the spit.

If you happen to be in the Juneau area there is plenty of charter fishing opportunities available. King Salmon, Halibut and many other varieties of fish are plentiful in the areas surrounding Juneau. If you are interested in trout, Steelhead, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook trout are available year-round near the Juneau area.

Fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska

For the Salmon lover Ketchikan is known as the “Salmon Capitol of the World”. The waters surrounding Ketchikan are home to five different types of Salmon, King Salmon, Red Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon and the Chum. In addition to Salmon Fishing the waters surrounding Ketchikan are also rich with very large halibut. The charter boats in Ketchikan are experts on where the fishing is best and what type of fishing tackle is necessary to land the large fish.

Fishing in Skagway, Alaska

Skagway is another area rich in Salmon fishing. In fact the same five species of salmon discussed in Ketchikan can also be found in Skagway. The good news is that great fishing is within 15 minutes of Skagway by charter boat. Many of the charter fishing trips offer the opportunity to catch and release fish for those visitors who love fishing as a sporting event rather than a meal. The hot season for Pacific Halibut, King Salmon and Silver Salmon is September, whereas the peak of the season for Pink and Sockeye Salmon is June and July.

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