Massive Halibut Caught Off Sitka

Steve Carson, a correspondent for our sister magazine, California Sportsman, provided the following to us:   This monster 466-pound Alaska halibut was “team fought,” and thus not IGFA- legal, but it exceeded the current IGFA mark of 459 pounds. The huge barndoor inhaled an 8-inch Berkley Power Grub rigged on a 12-ounce leadhead fished in 200 … Read more Massive Halibut Caught Off Sitka

Treasure Quest: Snake Island Season Finale Tonight

Treasure Quest: Snake Island, which we featured in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal, finishes its successful first season tonight on Discovery Channel. Last week’s episode was, according to the Discovery Channel, the No. 1 cable telecast on the night for the first time this season in key demographics. Tonight’s finale is scheduled for … Read more Treasure Quest: Snake Island Season Finale Tonight

Former Alaskan Takes On Snake Island

    Editor’s note: The following story appears in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal  By Chris Cocoles Photos by Discovery Channel Venomous vipers. Marauding buccaneers. Buried gold. Sunken galleons. Sound like a rough draft for yet another edition in the long overexposed Pirates of the Caribbean franchise? Not quite, but Alaska, which barely … Read more Former Alaskan Takes On Snake Island

Fish Turning Up Dead In Warm Alaska Waters

It’s been a  warm summer in Alaska (but enough to play the dreaded “heat wave” card?). But manufactured or not, warm water temperatures have taken a toll on fish: Here’s the Alaska Dispatch with more: Unusually warm water temperatures and low river levels are killing salmon in the Matanuska and Susitna valleys. Hundreds of Arctic char, recently stocked by … Read more Fish Turning Up Dead In Warm Alaska Waters

Deadliest Catch Crew Reacts To Super Bowl Failure Like All 12s

Our publishing company’s office is in Seattle, and coincidentally, despite growing up in the Northern Calfornia, my Seattle Seahawks’ fanhood dates back to the days of Dave Krieg, John L. Williams and – ugh – Brian Bosworth. I watched the NFC Championship game with friends and people I barely know at a West Seattle pub, … Read more Deadliest Catch Crew Reacts To Super Bowl Failure Like All 12s

Another Southeast Monster Halibut

Check out this monster halibut – a 200-pounder – caught by a self-guided angler out of Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan:     The fishing IS great in Ketchikan, Alaska! …we still have a place for YOU! September 3-9, 2015 September 25-October 1, 2015 Make Your Reservation Today! For more information about self-guided fishingor guided charters, email info@chinookshores.com or call (907) … Read more Another Southeast Monster Halibut