Blog | Phantom Tri-River Charters - Part 39

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Planning for Your Alaskan Fishing Trip

November 1, 2015

Peak fishing ends after November, but Phantom Tri-River Charters offers tours all year round. There is no need to wait until salmon season starts again in May, as we are willing to help you pursue other types of impressive fish. However, with the winter weather in mind, you will need to come prepared. Here is a planning guide to taking an Alaskan fishing trip: Pick a species: Knowing what you want to fish, if you have a preference, starts the ball rolling on your plans. You want to know any season limitations first. Visiting Alaska only to discover your preferred... View Article

Get Excited for Your Fishing Charter in Alaska: Can You Top These Large Catches?

October 15, 2015

Whether this is your first fishing charter in Alaska or you’ve experienced several, there is always a chance that you can catch that trophy salmon. We can never guarantee this occurring, but we put you in the best circumstances to secure that great catch. To help you get ready for the anticipation of your adventure, here are seven of Alaska’s premier catches: 1970 Steelhead/Rainbow Trout: Caught by David White on Bell Island, this giant trout weighed 42 pounds. This record still remains for this particular species, and who knows—maybe you can beat David Bell on this one! 1970 Lake Trout:... View Article

Coexisting with Bears on Salmon Fishing Trips in Alaska

October 1, 2015

Bears are common and iconic in this part of the country, so it is no surprise we receive many questions about them on our salmon fishing trips in Alaska. As we are visitors to their home, we have to respect and understand them. It is possible to coexist with bears safely, and even to fish when they are around. Here are six tips for sharing the environment with bears: Look for bear signs: You will be better prepared to deal with bears if you know their signs. Fresh tracks, scat, trails and upturned rocks mean bears were in the area.... View Article

What to Expect on Your Fishing Charter in Alaska

September 15, 2015

Taking a fishing charter in Alaska is the outdoor adventure of a lifetime for many individuals. In addition to catching salmon and other native fish species, the charters offer other opportunities to experience this untamed wilderness. As you set off on one of our boats, here is what else you can expect on your fishing trip: Great scenery: Every fishing route is surrounded by great scenery. When you want to take a break from casting, or if you prefer to enjoy the heated indoors of our boats, there will be plenty of great views. There is a beauty in Alaska... View Article

What to Wear for Your Alaskan Fishing Trip

September 1, 2015

Clothes can make the individual, and they can also make or break your Alaskan fishing trip. The right choices mean comfort and enjoyment, while the wrong ones mean discomfort and only the desire to return to shore. To help you make good clothing choices, here are some items we recommend for our adventures: Polar fleece vest: A warm vest is the ultimate layering item. You can wear it over a t-shirt for a little extra insulation when the sun is out but breezes are cool, or over a jacket for more padding. It is a flexible, warm design, with no... View Article