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Tips for a Great Experience on Your Winter Alaskan Fishing Trip

March 7, 2019

Many people put away their fishing gear and tackle for the winter months, but there are plenty of rewards and fun times to be had if you decide to stick it out through the colder months of the year. Even up here in Alaska, where there’s a bit more bite in the air when the winter hits, there’s still plenty of great fishing to be had. With this in mind, here are some tips to help you get the most enjoyment out of your winter Alaskan fishing trip. Choose a good location This is one of the most important things... View Article

What Exactly Is a Polar Vortex?

February 21, 2019

If you’ve been paying much attention to the weather during the winter over the last couple years, you’ve probably heard the term “polar vortex” on more than one occasion, typically during periods of particularly cold temperatures. While the term has become more commonly used in mainstream meteorology over the last several years, this isn’t exactly a new phenomenon—it’s something that’s been talked about for decades. The general idea behind a polar vortex is that it’s a large pocket of air that is very cold—often the coldest air you’ll find anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. This air hovers over the polar... View Article

Check Out These Delicious Alaskan Salmon and Halibut Recipes!

February 5, 2019

Whether you’re an angler focusing on catching salmon, halibut or other popular fish that live in the waters of Alaska, every fisherman has one thing in common: cooking up their catch. It’s one thing to know the type of bait to use, how to cast the line and understand a variety of luring techniques, but fishing isn’t completely satisfying unless you can prepare a meal out of your catch. Fish is a food that offers an array of health benefits, including healthy types of fats and oils. Let us help you plan ahead for cooking your fish after your long-awaited... View Article

When Is Prime Fishing Season in Alaska?

January 22, 2019

Alaska is a beautiful place to visit during most times of the year. There is always something to do, but the state has something else aside from being a prime vacation destination: as far as seafood goes, Alaska is one of the biggest producing regions in the world. Nearly 80 percent of the highest-value sockeye, king, Coho and other wild salmon species are caught in Alaska’s waters. Want to try your hand at catching salmon? Come to Alaska and fish for a variety of salmon, including sockeye, king, pink, chum and silver. If you are planning to book a fishing... View Article

Fun Fact: Towns in Alaska That See the Least Sun in Winter

January 3, 2019

You’ve never seen anything like winter in Alaska. Winter conditions begin to creep in during the first weeks of September and lingers through April, but the frigid temperatures are also accompanied by the darkness. The days grow shorter and shorter until the sun disappears entirely for weeks in some parts of the state. As the Earth rotates away from the sun, areas below the Arctic Circle never find themselves in the daylight. Many Alaskan cities see only a few hours of sunlight each day before the blanket of night returns. Other communities on the northern tip of the state see... View Article