Thanks to Steamboat Bay Fishing Club’s (800-354-3474; steamboatbay.com) PR rep Emily Briner for the report on this massive Chinook, caught near the lodge in Southeast Alaska. (Briner reports this was a native Chinook and not an adipose fin-clipped hatchery fish): On Steamboat Bay Fishing Club‘s opening day in Southeast Alaska, Dan Sobek of Southern California reeled in … Read more Giant Chinook One Of The First Catches Of Season
Photos by Steve Meyer The following story appears in the June issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: By Steve Meyer Four minutes into the troll, my rod slammed down, releasing the 14-pound downrigger ball and signifying that the fight was on. The fish made one decent run and came to hand in the bobbing seas … Read more Kachemak Bay’s Feeder Salmon Frenzy
An Alaskan celebration of the Fourth of July. (SCOTT HAMMAN) Our Steve Meyer is writing a story for our upcoming July edition of Alaska Sporting Journal about celebrating Fourth of July in Alaska. To get this story and others that depict the excitement and breathtaking outdoors scene in the Last Frontier, subscribe to Alaska Sporting … Read more Patriot Act: Get ASJ for one year at $17.76
Seabridge Gold, the Canadian mining company proposing a mine in British Columbia that could threaten wild salmon runs in both B.C. and Southeast Alaska, will be greeted by native leaders this week when it hosts its annual company meeting in Toronto this week. From the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Working Group: British Columbia and Alaska … Read more Alaskan, Canadian Native Leaders Meet In Toronto
The following story appears in the June issue of Alaska Sporting Journal (photos courtesy of Freddy Harteis/The Hollywood Hunter) By Chris Cocoles Freddy Harteis, big game hunter with central Pennsylvania roots, couldn’t be more of a fish out of water than in his home base of Los Angeles, which is, as his hunting show … Read more ‘Hollywood Hunter’s’ Alaska Adventure
(Photo above courtesy of GerthMichael/Wikimedia) Apologies for not getting this out until now as we’ve been on deadline. But Southeast Alaskans will not like the news that neighboring British Columbia, Canada has agreed to issue a final operating permit for the proposed Red Chris mine, which could threaten salmon runs in the Stikine River … Read more B.C. Mine Project Gets Operating Permit
A 10-year-old Boise girl hooked the halibut of a lifetime while fishing in Alaska last weekend. And with a little help from “every hand on the ship” during the hour-long battle, Lily Cornish was able to bring her 333-pound, 84-inch barndoor of a halibut back to Ketchikan. “It was the first bait down, then my pole was … Read more Little Kid, Big Halibut!