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Fishing Lures: Which Ones Are the Best for Salmon Fishing Trips in Alaska?

August 11, 2018

Some fishermen use live bait, while others prefer to use or have more success fishing with lures. If fishing for salmon using lures is what you fancy, then your success depends on a few things: the time of year, your fishing destination/location and using the right type of lure for salmon fishing. A fishing lure is a type of artificial fishing bait designed to look desirable to fish. No live bait is used—just the lure accessory attached to the line. The fishing lures that see the most success are the ones that mimic the movement, flash, vibration and color of... View Article

What’s the Difference Between River Fishing and Bank Fishing?

July 26, 2018

Salmon fishing trips in Alaska are like no other fishing trips you will ever take. The fish are plentiful and the scenery is phenomenal. Do you know the difference between river fishing and bank fishing? Want tips for both types of fishing trips in Alaska? Read on to learn more! River fishing As you might have guessed by its name, river fishing is a method of fishing that takes place in a body of water, like a river. When river fishing for salmon or other species of fish, you can cast your line from the shore or a boat, or... View Article

Safety Tips for Late-Night Fishing

July 11, 2018

Just like terrestrial wildlife, aquatic animals behave in unique time-oriented patterns. This means that some fish are much more likely to be active in the daytime. If you’re hoping to engage in a truly unique fishing experience, and land a type of catch that you may not have had the privilege of fishing for in the past, you should try your hand at night fishing with a company specializing in fishing excursions in Alaska. As with all types of fishing, there are a few inherent risks associated with the act of night fishing. Ultimately, however, night fishing is a relatively... View Article

Is Swimming in Lakes and Rivers Safe Anymore?

June 27, 2018

There are few things more refreshing than taking a relaxing dip into a freshwater stream, river or lake. Especially in the heat of summer, diving into your favorite local body of water is an excellent way to cool down and relax. Before you jump in, however, you may be wondering whether or not it’s safe to enter a wild, untamed body of freshwater. Concerns about currents, pollution and wildlife often deter people from swimming in natural bodies of water, like streams and lakes. Thankfully, it’s perfectly safe to swim in most bodies of fresh water. Even if a body of... View Article

Alaska’s Invasive Species and What You Can Do

June 6, 2018

An invasive species is one that is unnatural to the area and can cause damage to the environment or our health. In Alaska, there are a few species that you’ll want to look out for, especially if you’re fishing for something that you plan to consume. For example, if you’re out on an Alaskan salmon fishing trip, you may catch more than you bargained for. Here are some invasive species to be aware of. Atlantic Salmon Unnatural to the Alaska area, Atlantic salmon can be identified by the black spots on their gill covers and tail fins. Additionally, these salmon... View Article