Where to Fish for Salmon in Alaska
The state of Alaska is massive. Super-imposed onto the lower 48, it stretches nearly from coast to coast. Alaska has its own time zone for crying out loud. So when your ask yourself, where should I go to fish in Alaska? The answer isn’t always that simple. There are over 3 million lakes and more rivers than there are names. Rest assured, there’s a destination fishing trip in Alaska for every kind of fishing enthusiast.
With the largest salmon runs on earth, the remote and wild Bristol Bay is top on any hard core angler’s list. Huge runs of all five species of Pacific salmon flood into the major river systems of the area. The Nushagak, Naknek, Kvichak, Alagnak, and many others, explode with life come July and August. Remote fishing lodges are the only way to really fish this area. Your week long stay will surely give you unbridled access to some of the greatest salmon fishing in North America. These trips are for the dedicated fishermen who want to wake up early and hit it hard all day, every day. The cost of these trips is usually very high and the logistics, quite a bit more complicated. Expect several extra flights to get there and a lot of fees to get your fish back home.
The famous Inside Passage is one of Alaska’s most prized possessions. Stunning ocean vistas, pods of orcas, humpbacks, and calving glaciers seem to be everywhere. This destination fishing location is great for those who crave ocean fishing. Troll for kings, drop some heavy weight for trophy halibut, and try your luck with the delicious, yellow eye snapper. Vacations based from Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and other small coastal towns can be awesome.
The world famous Kenai Peninsula is without question, the hub of most sport fishing for salmon in the state. Easy road access from Anchorage keeps the costs much lower and allows you to experience almost every aspect of Alaskan life. Enjoy scenic towns like Homer, Seward, and Cooper Landing. Experience incredible fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and more. The diversity of things to do makes this a wonderland for travelers. You can access saltwater fishing adventures, salmon fishing, trout fishing, and all with the flexibility of having your own transportation to explore.
The mighty Kenai River has runs of salmon that are counted by the millions. The annual, summer run of sockeye are definitely the highlight, but you can also hunt for the king of a lifetime, or a monster silver at summer’s end. With unbridled access to the outdoors, and countless places to fish, visitors can easily get their fill. There is something for everyone on the Kenai Peninsula.
One of the very best ways to see Alaska, is from above. Bush flights, and guided tours bring you into the remote corners of the state so you can experience a real adventure. Flying into one of the many lakes and rivers across the Cook Inlet by floatplane is a great way to beat the crowds, see amazing wildlife, and experience unbelievable fishing. It will no doubt be the crescendo of your Alaskan vacation. Come see the bears, catch some fish, cruise the glaciers from above, and let Adventure Outfitters be your guide.
We are conveniently located 10 miles north of Kenai, Alaska. Our 6 hour, half day trips are the perfect way to see the real Alaska. Family friendly and affordable, our fishing trips will surely change your desktop! Call and book your trip today.
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