A Trek For Trout: Angler’s Quest For Alaska ‘Bows, Cutts, Grayling, Etc.

The following appears in the August issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY DANIEL A. RITZ Earlier this year, I came to Alaska with the sincere goal of returning home to Idaho with something remotely close to a comprehensive – or at least a range of – understanding of a true Alaskan experience. Considering the expanse … Read more A Trek For Trout: Angler’s Quest For Alaska ‘Bows, Cutts, Grayling, Etc.

Yukon, Tanana Rivers’ Coho Salmon Sport Fisheries Closed

The following press releases are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Fairbanks) – To protect returning coho salmon and ensure fishing opportunities in the future, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is closing the Yukon River drainage (excluding the Tanana River drainage) to sport fishing for coho salmon, effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, … Read more Yukon, Tanana Rivers’ Coho Salmon Sport Fisheries Closed

UAF Study: Climate Change Threatening Indigenous Seal Hunting Harvests

The following is courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks: Climate change has severely reduced the length of the seal hunting season in a rural Alaska village, potentially threatening a key feature of the community’s Indigenous way of life. The Iñupiaq people of Kotzebue have depended on bearded seals, called ugruk in Iñupiaq, for food … Read more UAF Study: Climate Change Threatening Indigenous Seal Hunting Harvests

Halibut, Silver Salmon Leaders Hold Spots As Valdez Derbies Hit Home Stretch

VALDEZ, Alaska – With less than two weeks left in the Valdez Halibut and Silver Salmon Derbies, only time will tell if Steve Peichel of Frazee, Minnesota will remain in the lead through September 5th and win the $10,000 1st place prize in the Valdez Halibut Derby. Frazee caught a 246.8-pound halibut aboard the Chugach Girl back on July … Read more Halibut, Silver Salmon Leaders Hold Spots As Valdez Derbies Hit Home Stretch