Fishing In Alaska

Many anglers make their dreams come true by fishing in Alaska. The environment and the air is beautiful and clear and the water sparkles. Hundreds of individuals come to the state because what lies in the water provides the best fishing experience they have ever had. Landing a king salmon weighing 35 pounds is not unheard of and the waters are filled with fish. You can not only catch a 50-pound king salmon, you can catch huge fish like halibut, graylings, northern pike, sturgeon, shiner perch, herring, and so many more. Even the shrimp, crabs, flounder, walleye, and cod are just waiting for you. 

They can be found in Alaska’s southeast region and with the variety of locations you can target specific species of fish. This area of Alaska has a warmer winter with nice cool summers to catch halibut on the move. The salmon migrate to Alaska to spawn and there are numerous varieties of trout in the water. The areas between Cooper River and Bristol Bay are teeming with fish and ocean fish and halibut can be found in the coastal waters.

When you are fishing in Alaska do not miss the Lower Cook Inlet. This location is popular for a type of salmon called the dolly varden and the trout. You can fish for halibut or dig for clams right off the coast and the artic and westerns regions are perfect for burbot, char, graylings, pike, and trout. 

Do not forget to bring your rods for saltwater and freshwater depending on where you are going. Bring double the amount of tackle you think you will require along with plenty of flies, a net, lures, weights, maps, waders, pliers, a compass, and several types of fishing lines. Stocking your first aid kit with plenty of water is important and bring enough water. When you pack your clothes remember this is Alaska and warm clothing is a necessity. Remember your fishing vest, hiking boots, sunglass4es, sunscreen, and bug repellant. Make sure you secure the right fishing license and bring your camera for the big fish you’re going to catch and the amazing locations. 

Its best to bring a large variety of bait including frozen bait for the razor fish, crayfish, night crawlers, and prawns. When fishing in artificial you will need a large variety of lures, spinners, spoons, and flies. You can bring your own or purchase what you need at a lot of different locations. Remember not to over bait. Having a professional with you or booking a tour is a good idea when you go to Alaska to fish. These people know where all the hidden locations are so you can be where the most fish are lurking. They will make certain you see the very best of the fish in the waters. It is worth the time to consider some of the locations online e and make sure the organization you choose is high quality. Then simply head to the beautiful country of Alaska and start enjoying the best fishing of your entire life.

Joshua Keaton
Joshua Keaton

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