Lessons on picking Alaska guides from someone left for a week in the wild by ‘an unscrupulous pilot.’ QUESTIONS TO ASK, THINGS TO CONSIDER By Tom Reale Even if you’ve got friends or relatives living in Alaska, and even if they’re avid hunters and/or fisherpersons, nobody knows everything there is to know about all the … Read more Prime Time For Face Time At Sportsmen’s Shows
The 2011 salmon sportfishing season was the usual mixed bag of ups, downs, missed predictions, surprises for biologists, and just general chaos. However, there were more than a few bright spots in the season, and very few total washouts.
In Southeast, salmon fishing for kings and silvers was pretty much in line with projections, with pink salmon being the biggest shortfall. However, since pinks are rarely targeted by sportfishers, this was mostly a commercial fishing problem.
Robin Hendrickson of Chehalis, Wash., surprised his dad, Jerry, this past summer with a special 70th birthday present, a fishing trip of a lifetime to Alaska. Says Robin’s wife, Amy, who emailed these images, “They rented a motor home in Anchorage and spent two days fishing with owner/guide Ed O’Conner of Advantage Angling on the … Read more Great 70th Birthday Trip To The Kenai, Seward!
Two hunters fly their plane up from Spokane to hunt caribou in Southwest Alaska. Dodging just about every bullet that fall conditions can throw at them, the men experience a hunt to remember. By Jim Johnson Editor’s note: The author originally wrote this just after his trip, then, 32 years afterward, added details he and … Read more Flight Of The Fledglings
I don’t know what shocked me more: the fact that the Nushagak served up a big, fat, ditch-dead-smelly skunk to a trio of Pugetropolis anglers and then over 100 Chinook. Then again, when you read those events occurred on the famed Alaska salmon fishing river within three days of each other, your brow and jaw … Read more Epic Days On The Nush
The fishing hole wasn’t paying off and the guide was getting antsy. “‘Let’s reel in and go to a different spot, this spot sucks,’” John Nordin of Lake Stevens, Wash., recalls him saying while fishing on the Kenai River in mid-July 2010. So Nordin, who runs an investment company, began bringing in his K-16 with … Read more SnoCo Angler Lands 76-pd. Kenai King