There are many different types of excursions open to visitors of Alaska, from hiking and camping to boating. And speaking of boating, one of the most memorable activities you can pic, is an Alaskan fishing trip. Relaxing on the clear water and taking in the beauty of the nature around you, you can also catch your own salmon, straight from the source, and indulge in the unbeatable flavor of this famous fish.
Of course, having that amazing experience largely depends on the charter company you choose. So before you buy your plane ticket and head out on your fishing quest, take some time to find a reputable company that is capable of providing you with everything you need for the Alaskan fishing trip of a lifetime. Here are a few things to consider:
- Not all charters are created equal
While you will find many boats willing to take you out on a fishing expedition, you would be wise to do some research about each one before making a deposit. A good company will have a solid boat that is up to date with all safety codes. It will also have a skilled and properly trained crew that can handle any situation and keep you safe during your trip.
For example, Phantom Tri-River Charters is Coast Guard licensed and fully accredited, which means you can be at ease as you fish, knowing that you will have a fun and safe fishing expedition from start to finish!
- Amenities and supplies may vary
Some fishing charters offer a clean and safe place to fish, but a few—such as Phantom Tri-River Charters—go above and beyond, offering boats that are both covered and heated. You should also take into account any gear and supplies you might need to purchase. Here again, some companies will provide you with the freshwater fishing gear you need, while others might require that you purchase your own, or pay to rent it.
- A good fishing charter will be honest
A good charter company will share its prices and policies up front, so you know exactly what services will be included, and what will be expected on your end, as well. Don’t be shy about asking questions, and do take the time to find out if you need to make a reservation. Phantom Tri-River Charters accepts both reservations and walk-ins, but some companies may require a reservation ahead of time, and turn you away if you show up without one.
- You may or may not catch salmon
Some fishing charters have higher success rates than others. Phantom’s success rate is very high, and our knowledgeable crew knows where to find salmon and how to help you catch them. Be prepared to be patient while you fish, and take the time to enjoy the beauty of the world around you instead of just focusing on how many salmon you are trying to get.
Above all, a certified, capable and friendly fishing charter is a must. If you choose wisely, your fishing expedition will be truly unforgettable.