Fishing in Alaska

For hard core anglers and novices alike, Alaska is undoubtedly one of the best places on the planet to fish for salmon and halibut.

There are different parts of Alaska to travel to depending upon the different types of salmon and halibut you want to catch. The waters off the coast of the Kenai Peninsula are one of the most popular areas for salmon and halibut fishing, and Ketchikan and Sitka are known for having some of the best salmon fishing in the world.

Alaska salmon fishing charters are a great idea for those who want to be taken to the very best spots for salmon fishing. Many sports fishermen use these charters to bring home the biggest catches they can, or if not, even bigger stories to tell about the trip! Planning an Alaska fishing trip can be a tricky business due to the vast amount of water to explore. A seasoned guide can help identify the best times and places to go.

For those uninitiated into the world of Halibut fishing, it can be a shock to see the sheer size of the fish caught on fishing expeditions. Halibut fishing is not about how many you catch, as it is with most salmon trips, but how big the fish you catch are. It’s not unusual to snag a halibut that’s over 80 pounds, and the luckiest pull in Halibut which are in excess of 250 pounds! This is definitely not fishing for the meek, and having a good captain and guide can make the difference between reeling in the catch and being reeled in yourself.

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