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Fishing in Alaska, A brief look

Covering a whopping 586,000 square miles, Alaska offers unparalleled fishing opportunities. Much of the area is wilderness and the population density remains low. These qualities make Alaska a fishing and angler's paradise.

Some excellent Alaska fishing spots can not be reached by road; most anglers traveling through opt for a bush pilot to gain access to primitive areas and always hire an experienced Alaska fishing guide. The Panhandle of Alaska provides true wilderness and excellent fishing. Trolling for salmon and halibut provides good sport and food for natives and tourists alike. Fishing the Kenai Peninsula remains prevalent as it has excellent varied fishing from salmon to sharks. Pavlof Bay provides for a spectacular setting and excellent cutthroat trout fishing in Alaska. Bristol Bay is also a prime location for chinook and coho salmon.

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Alaska Fishing Locations

Fishing in Alaska is the most prevalent in the following areas: Alaska Panhandle, Kenai Penninsula, Western Alaska, Yukon-Tanana Drainage, Yukon River, Tanana River, Kandik, Nation River, Alaska highway fishing, Arctic Region, Katmai National Monument, Bristol Bay, Beaver Creek, Eagle Rock, Brooks River, Tikchik Lakes, Kuskokwim, Stony River, Tatonduk River, Circle to Eagle, Chena River, Clear Creek, Arctic Circle fishing, Kotzebue area, Kobuk River, Selawik River, Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Alaska Fishing Species

Popular Alaska fishing species include: Rainbow trout, chinook salmon, coho salmon, Dolly Varden, arctic char, sockeye salmon, grayling, whitefish, northern pike, inconnu, and white halibut, and albacore.

Featured Cities in Alaska

KenaiNinilchikSoldotna
HomerTogiakCooper Landing
SterlingAnchorageKasilof
Eagle RiverSoldonta