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Do NOT Bring a Banana on a Boat in Alaska

August 23, 2019

Bananas are an amazing food. They are full of essential nutrients. They are tasty. They are even fun to peel and eat. They are great as a healthy snack or as an addition to any meal. There’s just one problem with the banana: You should not bring a banana on a boat in Alaska. Why? Bananas and boats in Alaska don’t mix. Ask a fisherman, and he will tell you it’s true. It’s a long-standing tradition. Here’s the story. Bananas and Boats in Alaska The ban on bananas on boats in Alaska traces its roots to a superstition that has... View Article

What Is King Salmon?

August 13, 2019

Alaska is one of the best places in the world for salmon fishing, so it should come as no surprise that the official state fish of Alaska is the giant king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and has been since 1962. If you’re not from Alaska, you might be surprised when you visit by just how ubiquitous salmon is. You’ll find it cooked in all sorts of ways, including smoked, baked, pan-seared or even made into spreads for crackers. You’ll also find salmon in local artwork, in taxidermy shops, on t-shirts and in souvenirs. Salmon is truly one of the most important... View Article

What You Should Know About Alaska Fishing Laws

July 30, 2019

Here’s a quick overview of some of the most important information you should know about Alaska fishing laws before fishing in the state. A comprehensive overview of all fishing laws in Alaska can be found at www.adfg.alaska.gov. Licenses Licenses are required for fishing in Alaska, whether for personal use or sport fishing. Licenses are available at a variety of different prices for residents, non-residents, military members and seniors. Residents under the age of 18 do not need a sport fishing license. The license is good from the date of purchase until December 31 of the purchase year, unless the license... View Article

Fish Cleaning 101

July 9, 2019

You’ve purchased all the right gear. You’ve researched the best casting methods. You’ve scheduled a trip with a fishing charter in Alaska. Are all your bases covered? Just one thing remains: do you know what to do with the fish after you’ve caught it? Are you able to prepare a delicious meal from the bounty of your fishing efforts? Use the following overview to learn how to clean and consume your catch. The Supplies To properly clean a fish, you need three things. The toughest of the three to obtain is the fish itself. Once you’ve succeeded at reeling one... View Article

Tips for Catching the Most Bass

June 25, 2019

Are you hoping to bring home your best bass catch yet? What fishing enthusiast isn’t? But what’s the secret to a successful day on the water? Fishing for bass offers some unique challenges as well as some intriguing methods. Whether you’re booking a fishing charter in Alaska or heading out on your own private excursion, use the following tips to improve your success rate with these elusive fish. Use Wounded Bait Is your plastic worm shredded from use? Don’t throw it away—it’s now perfect for bass fishing. Bass prefer to ambush prey that is wounded, so a worm that is... View Article