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Alaska Sport Fishing

Most people don't know much about Alaska. The common association is the weather, dog sleighs and icebergs. There is more than that to Alaska, and it is worth exploring if you want to find a new holiday spot. One of the activities becoming more popular in the state is Alaska Sport Fishing which is gaining recognition from locals and visitors alike.

There is an abundance of fish for enthusiast of the activity, and it is becoming one of the most popular destinations for sport fishing. There are several beautiful places on offer depending on what you want to catch. One of the most popular choices is salmon. The population is very high, and you don't need a boat to be able to catch yourself an incredible specimen. It is also some of the best salmon in the world.

Anglers can also find something nice for themselves and there is plenty of options for accommodation. They are known as fishing lodges, and people interested in Alaska Sport Fishing go there every year to spend time fishing and relaxing. If you want to be on your own, there are plenty of fishing spots that will offer solitude and nobody will disturb you except for the wildlife. Make sure you know what kind of animals live around the place so in case you wander off the path there are no unwelcome surprises on the other end.

Travelling with friends and family is also easy as the lodges offer accommodation as well as information about the closest attractions and shopping opportunities in case you want to be self-catering. There are also many different spots for eating out as well as cooking your catch.

Perhaps you want to try and catch your very own King salmon. It is not the easiest thing to catch, so your skill will be put to the test. But you can start with something smaller if you are not quite sure your skill level is sufficient. The Silver salmon is very popular among fishermen. Even though it is not as big as the King, it will still prove to be a challenge as this salmon likes to perform tricks when disturbed. It proves to be a harder catch than people anticipate, so be ready for surprises.

The nature in Alaska is another gem on its own. Left untouched and unspoiled it offers scenery like no place else in the world. Lodges and charters litter the area and provide different opportunities for different requirements. Next time you are planning a fishing holiday - this place should be number one on your list.

However, make sure you make your reservations early enough and read up on the weather forecast. Nothing should spoil your holiday once you have arrived so prepare for it. Learn about the rules you have to follow while fishing in Alaska as it should not create any problems. If you come prepared, there is nothing that can stand in your way of having a very good time. Except for the weather. You can’t change the weather.

Joshua Keaton

Joshua is our senior staff writer for Fishing.org and Shooting.org. He is an avid hunter, clay shooter and amateur photographer.