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All About Chinook Salmon

April 19, 2022

The Chinook salmon is the largest species of salmon out there. It’s also one of the most important to the environment it lives in. They can often live up to 9 years and have been known to weigh up to 100 lbs. Typically, most adult full-grown Chinook salmon range between 35 to 50 lbs.  Let’s talk about some basic and interesting facts about Chinook salmon. They have an interesting story, background, and some more known and lesser-known facts about them. Origin of Name Chinook salmon are known by a variety of different names. These include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, Tsumen,... View Article

Pro Tips to Catch King Salmon

April 6, 2022

King salmon are prized for their large size and delicious flavor, making them a popular target for anglers. The state of Alaska is known for tons of wildlife, including some of the best fishing in the country. If you’re looking to land one of these fish, here are a few strategies to easily catch salmon. Choose the Right Gear When it comes to king salmon fishing, having the right gear is crucial. These fish are large and powerful, so you’ll need a rod and reel that can handle the fight. In addition, use a heavier line than you would for... View Article

Essential Items to Pack for Your Next Chartered Fishing

March 23, 2022

Are you headed on a chartered fishing trip? If so, you want to ensure that you have the most important items packed ahead of time. This can be a little stressful when you aren’t sure what to pack for a fishing trip. Don’t panic because we’re here to help with a list of fishing charter essentials. Also, you probably have most, if not all, of these essentials already! Clothing Don’t assume that because you are traveling to an exceedingly warm destination you don’t need to take a few layers of clothing with you. Even these warm destinations can experience a... View Article

Facts You May Not Know About the King Salmon

March 3, 2022

How many king salmon facts do you know? This fish is common in Alaska, so if you visit or live in The Last Frontier, you will likely see, catch or eat a king salmon at some point—but you may not realize all of the interesting facts there are to know about this fish. Here’s the scoop on this Alaskan resident so you can be prepared for success during your next fishing charter. What is king salmon? King salmon, also known as Chinook salmon, is a fish species from the Salmonidae family. King salmon’s habitat King salmon lay eggs in freshwater.... View Article

Dressing for Success: How to Keep Warm on Your Fishing Charter

February 17, 2022

Fishing charters are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and bring home a great catch—but there’s more to success than the right bait and the right fishing hole. You want to be comfortable and warm while you enjoy fishing charters. Here are some key tips on how to stay warm while you create memories for a lifetime: Layers: For fishing charters, layers are your friend. Start with long johns, but choose them carefully. Since you’ll be wearing several layers, you don’t want these to be too thick. Go for thinner long-sleeved long underwear so they are less bulky and... View Article