Categories for Alaskan Fishing Trip

When Does Fishing Season Start in Alaska?

February 7, 2020

Alaska’s natural wonders offer breathtaking views, incredible wildlife, miles of unspoiled wilderness and, of course, some of the finest fishing opportunities North America has to offer. Many of our customers ask us when the best time is to fish in Alaska, and we’re happy to say the answer is “year-round.” While we offer salmon fishing trips from May through November, general fishing excursions are available all year long. If you’re planning a fishing trip for a specific type of fish, you’ll want to plan around their peak season. However, if you’re coming for the experience rather than targeting a certain... View Article

What Will This Summer’s Weather Look Like in Alaska?

January 24, 2020

If you’ve been looking forward to your Alaskan summer vacation for a while now, you’ve probably given at least a little thought to the weather. This is especially important if you’re planning on a fishing trip with Phantom Tri-River Charters. So, what is summer actually like in Alaska? Thanks to climate change, the summers have been more severe than normal, and it looks like 2020 will be no exception. Average Alaska summer weather Typically, Alaska has extremely pleasant summer weather, with daytime highs in the 60- to 80-degree Fahrenheit range, and nighttime lows dropping into the 40s and 50s—but temperatures... View Article

Superstitious Boating Items You Should Never Bring on Board

October 8, 2019

Before technology evolved to make sailing much safer, sailors needed all the help they could get for a smooth trip along the high seas. Despite the advances in weather prediction and ship safety, anyone who spends their life on a boat still honors some of these centuries-old traditions and avoids bringing superstitious boating items on board. Never bring bananas One of the most common boating superstitions is to never bring bananas on board a boat, particularly a fishing boat. In the 18th century, ships bringing bananas from the West Indies had to sail fast so the bananas wouldn’t spoil, so... View Article

Five Steps for Proper Fishing Preparation in Alaska

September 6, 2019

Are you planning a boating trip? When boating or fishing, it’s crucial to be prepared. Proper boating preparation in Alaska can mean the difference between a fun, successful trip and a disaster. Failure to complete fishing preparation in Alaska typically results in a poor catch and disappointed fishermen. What steps should you take to prepare for your outing? Take these steps along the docks as you make your boating preparations in Alaska. Documentation Before you head out to sea, be sure all your documentation is in order. You should have the proper boating license, registration and insurance. If you’re using... View Article

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

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