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Northern Pike Fishing Can save Salmon

Northern Pike Fishing: Have Fun & Help Salmon

Northern Pike fishing  is one of the most rewarding endeavors a sport fisherman can enjoy.  The species is native throughout much of the Northern US and Canada, and its popularity has lead people to stocked it in waters where it doesn’t occur naturally. Continue reading Northern Pike Fishing Can save Salmon

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10 Tips for Choosing an Alaskan Fishing Trip Robert Deen It’s winter.  The fishing is slow, so now is a good time to research and plan your trips for warmer times ahead. Having just gone th...
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Fishing with Bears Fishing with Bears Fishing with bears can be interesting. I spent a lazy morning standing in an Alaskan river casting flies without much luck, when I...
Fishermen Petition Against Tighter Halibut Regs New regulations put seekers of groundfish in conflict with halibut fishery The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s met pushback against Tu...
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Fishermen Petition Against Tighter Halibut Regs

New regulations put seekers of groundfish in conflict with halibut fishery

Halibut
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The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s met pushback against Tuesday, March 31st against stricter halibut bycatch regulations in Alaska’s groundfish fishery, say industry sources. The opposition came in the form of a 23,000 word petition, delivered to governor Jay Inslee by Washington company Fishermen’s Finest. The company, which operates a large fleet in Alaska, argues that the revisions will cost millions in revenue and thousands of jobs. If they hold up, the limits could trim allowable bycatch by 10% to 50%.

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Fishing with Bears

Fishing with Bears

Fishing with bears can be interesting. I spent a lazy morning standing in an Alaskan river casting flies without much luck, when I looked up and on the other side of the river a very large black bear was standing on the bank watching me. The bear was close enough I could clearly see his eyes staring at me, but  they were expression less like all bears. I kept fishing, a little anxious (ok a lot anxious) but kept fishing.  It did not make sense to make noise, he knew I was there which is the point of the noise making. After a 2 or 3 minutes, it seemed like hours, I looked up again the bear was gone disappearing as quickly as he had appeared.  Every encounter is different.

Fishing with BearsPeople love to fish in Alaska because the fish are big and plentiful. Continue reading Fishing with Bears

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10 Tips for Choosing an Alaskan Fishing Trip Robert Deen It’s winter.  The fishing is slow, so now is a good time to research and plan your trips for warmer times ahead. Having just gone th...
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Northern Pike Fishing Can save Salmon Northern Pike Fishing: Have Fun & Help Salmon Northern Pike fishing  is one of the most rewarding endeavors a sport fisherman can enjoy.  The spe...
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Kokanee Fishing Kokanee Fishing kokanee fishing is becoming more and more popular.  The kokanee is a special classification of sockeye salmon that has a slightly d...

Alaska Fishing

Alaska Fishing

Alaska fishing is known worldwide for cold weather, spectacular wildlife, and great fishing.  The wildness of the land is an advantage for fishermen, because there is no shortage anywhere in this huge state of places to catch fish.  According to Alaska department of fish and game, the state has over 3000 rivers, 3 million lakes, and 6640 miles of coastline.

Alaska also boasts some of the largest fish that can be caught, from 100 pound king salmon to halibut that are close to 50lbs.  Here is a guide to Alaska Fish and Game’s fishing regions, and the perks of each:

Southeast Alaska Fishing

Alaska fishing
A big trout looking for his dinner

Year-round Alaska fishing is available for all five salmon species,
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