Alaska Fishing Excursions

Alaska Fishing Excursions
Alaska is big country. Wild, untamed and full of fish, Alaska attracts anglers to her waters yearly. Go for king, sockeye, pink, chum and silver salmon in her rivers and oceans; or, try your luck going for the bottom-dwelling halibut. If you are taking a fishing trip to Alaska and want to tap into local knowledge with professional guides, there are many reputable charter and fishing operations offering everything from half-day trips to multi-day excursions. Be sure to have a valid Alaska fishing license when fishing there.

Alaskan Fishing Adventures

Based in the southeast Alaska city of Ketchikan, Alaskan Fishing Adventures offers guided fishing trips for salmon and halibut. Salmon trips begin in mid-May, when the first of the king salmon begin their runs into the waters surrounding the city. Halibut is prime between July and August; silver salmon fishing is best between July through early October. Boat, guide, use of foul weather gear, iced coolers for fish storage and assistance with filleting is included in the fishing fees. Smoking of your catch and shipping is done at the docks and with the shipping expediters in town.

Alaskan Fishing Adventures
512 Knudson Cove RD
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Moose Creek Lodge Fishing Charters

Anglers heading to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula have opportunities to go out with the fishing guides at Moose Creek Lodge, located outside of Soldotna. Fishing trips head out into the Gulf of Alaska or Cook Inlet, going for salmon and halibut. Kings begin their run in early June, with silvers coming between June and September. Halibut fishing is best in July and August. Fishing charter fees include boat, guide, captain, use of fishing gear, tackle, bait, coolers, fillet assistance and use of foul-weather gear if needed.

Moose Creek Lodge Fishing Charters
34575 Keystone Dr.
Soldotna, AK 99669

Alaska Excursion Adventures

Alaska Excursion Adventures is based out of Homer, Alaska, on the western Kenai Peninsula. Halibut charters into the deep and cold waters of China Poot Bay and Northwest Fjord produce results. Charters include use of deep sea fishing gear and tackle, help landing halibut, guides, captain and boat. You need to bring warm clothing and sun glasses. Benefits of heading out into these waters are frequent humpback, orca and sea lion sightings.

Alaska Excursion Adventures
1500 Cottonwood Lane
Homer, AK 99603

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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