Categories for Fishing Technique

Bait or Lures: Which Is More Effective?

October 18, 2019

When you’re tromping down to the nearest stream or even driving to a local spot, the time-honored question of whether to use live bait or lures can remain more of a theoretical debate, something you chat about with fellow enthusiasts. When you’re planning a trip to Alaska, the world’s fishing Mecca, however, it’s time to think seriously about what type of enticement to string on your pole. Are lures effective for fishing? Is live bait a better option? When it comes to the debate over live bait vs. lures in Alaska, here are some tips to help you make the... View Article

What’s the Difference Between River Fishing and Bank Fishing?

July 26, 2018

Salmon fishing trips in Alaska are like no other fishing trips you will ever take. The fish are plentiful and the scenery is phenomenal. Do you know the difference between river fishing and bank fishing? Want tips for both types of fishing trips in Alaska? Read on to learn more! River fishing As you might have guessed by its name, river fishing is a method of fishing that takes place in a body of water, like a river. When river fishing for salmon or other species of fish, you can cast your line from the shore or a boat, or... View Article

Fishing Morning, Noon and Night

October 15, 2014

For all our seasoned fishermen out there, it’s basic knowledge that there are certain times of the day and certain times of the year where it’s best to go salmon fishing in Alaska. Peak season for salmon fishing occurs from May through September, with the five major salmon species spread throughout the season. The best fishing time for King Salmon starts in May, and you can fish for Silver Salmon all through November. But you still have to take the turnover and time of day into consideration before you go out on your fishing tour in Alaska. The term “turnover”... View Article

Tips for Tackling King Salmon on Your Alaskan Fishing Expedition

August 1, 2014

When you’re gunning for the biggest and best prize on an Alaskan fishing expedition, you have to set your sights on the King Salmon. These beasts are the cream of the crop when it comes to reeling in a keeper and when you find one at the end of your line, you’re certainly going to have to work for it if you want to land your catch! Even experienced fishermen can come into an Alaskan fishing expedition unequipped to deal with reeling in a King Salmon—after all, we’re not talking about your run of the mill bluegill here! We here... View Article

Cast From the Boat or Wade From the Shore?

June 15, 2014

Every angler has his or her own way of doing things—techniques, methods, comfort zones and more that you’ve developed over many years of casting a line. They might just be small nuances in your technique that set you apart from others or they could be steadfast ideals that you stand by—no matter what your preferences, know that you’ll be accommodated on your Alaskan fishing trip! One of the biggest questions that we’re often asked by prospective anglers is whether or not they can cast from a boat, the shoreline or both. The answer is both! Whether you prefer the comfort... View Article

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