fishing in alaska

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Mar 4th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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fishing in alaska

I want to take my son who is an experienced fisherman to Alaska. Does anyone have any suggestions for going to a fishing lodge? I would be open to flying to a more out of the way place but any suggetions would be great. This will be our second trip to fish in Alaska. The first time we fished was on the Kenai River.

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Mar 12th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Kitty,

This question will largely depend on what time of year you are looking to travel. As you may know much of the fishing in Alaska has to be timed with specific fish runs (with the exception of ocean fishing, and some lake and river trout). Check some of the fish runs here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...runtiming.main

As for lodges, you cannot beat SW Alaska and specifically lodges in the Iliamna and Naknek areas (of which there are multiple options). My comment about the fishing lodges is that they are they are extremely expensive and can end up being well over $1000 per night. These packages generally include everything that you could ever need including transportation from and to Anchorage, food, fishing equipment, and daily flights to spectacular fishing locations. Cheaper lodge prices often do not include airfare to the lodge location or vicinity which surprisingly can be wildly expensive during the peak fishing seasons.

As for the non-lodge route, The keni Peninsula is probably your best bet for high volumes of fish and fishing options. The World-class Kenai River reds and Kings, Russian River Reds, Kasilof Kings and Silvers, as well as Silvers Halibut and Rock fish fishing in Homer ans Sweard are just a few of the amazing options available on the Keani peninsula.

Personally, i would recommend spending those dollars on day trips on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers, as well some world class halibut fishing in homer or Seward. You do not need to pay a premium to travel halfway across the state to find great fishing, when it is located 3 hours by car from anchorage.

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Mar 12th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Down here in San Diego - the local talkradio/fishing show on weekends - Let's Talk Hookup - loves the Dove Island Lodge (they even have their own Beaver/plane to fly you around) = but there are many places, and as noted - it also depends on the type of fishing you want to do (saltwater v. fresh?) and the season. Here is the page for the show - and check the links. http://www.hookup1090.com/
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Mar 12th, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Here is the Dove Island webpage - but notied the lads at Let's Talk Hookup are going to Whaler's Cove? this year?

http://www.doveislandlodge.com/why.html
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Apr 13th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Thank you so much for all the information. Returning to the kenai peninsula sounds like a great choice. Are there any suggestions for places to stay and also any suggestions for fishing guides? I so appreciate your input. And by the way, since my posting my son got his captain,s license so this will be a great celebration.
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Apr 17th, 2012, 09:14 AM
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One of my favorite places to take my family fishing is Waterfall Resort Alaska. It's in south east Alaska, near Ketchikan, on Prince of Wales Island. I would highly recommend it! Check it out here: http://www.waterfallresort.com/
Congrats on the captain's license!
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Apr 17th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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I went to a lodge for photography but they are mainly a fishing lodge. Oh, my. I don't even fish but just had to there. So much fun. So many salmon. We stood at the lodge waiting for dinner and could look down at the river and see the thousands of salmon swimming by. And when we were standing in the water the stream of salmon were swimming about 1.5 feet from us. The camp had all of the fishing gear and our guide taught me how to fly fish. Such a great experience! http://www.alaskatrophyadventures.co...er-fishing.htm

The camp is on the Alagnak River near two lakes and we even spent one night camping in little tents on the shore of the lake. We saw so many bears, some eagles and a wolf with a pup. The guides were great and even though they don't serve salmon every night we requested it so we ate well.

I didn't take many fishing pictures but here are some of the bears. I went two years in a row.
http://www.pbase.com/cjw/2010_alaska_grizzly_bears
http://www.pbase.com/cjw/2009_grizzly_bears_alaska
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These packages generally include everything that you could ever need including transportation from and to Anchorage, food, fishing equipment, and daily flights to spectacular fishing locations. if you learn more about this please visit http://www.mgfalaskafishing.com/
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