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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

With Winter Getting Longer, What to Do in Alaska?

May 23, 2018

Alaska winters can sometimes leave us cooped up indoors, looking for something to do. Whether you’re a resident or just visiting, cold weather doesn’t have to prevent you from exploring all of the area’s natural beauty. If you’re looking for something to do in Alaska, check out some of these ideas that will hopefully offer you some inspiration. Go Fishing Just because the weather might not be ideal, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a few hours or an entire day to go fishing. In fact, many Alaskan fishing expeditions are on heated boats with covered or indoor areas, ensuring... View Article

Where You Can Experience Long Winter Nights on Fishing Excursions in Alaska

May 17, 2018

Alaska is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are gorgeous natural features to admire, from snowy mountains to massive glaciers to expansive green forests. Alaska is also known for its unique cycles of night and day. Because of its proximity to the North Pole and the earth’s rotation and revolution around the sun, certain parts of Alaska go dark in the winter and the sun doesn’t rise on them again for months. In addition, these parts of Alaska have a phenomenon known as “midnight sun,” where the sun stays in the sky... View Article