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Alaska Salt Water and Fresh Water Fishing`

Non Resident License $50.00
Resident Fishing License $25.00

List of Gear for a Fishing Trip

What Jim Fejes Hunting and Fishing Provides:

  • Comfortable lodging, including bed linen and towels
  • All meals
  • Soft drinks
  • Transportation between the air strip and the lodge
  • Transportation from the lodge to the fishing grounds
  • Experienced Fishing Guide
  • Fish cleaning, freezing and boxing
  • Spinning gear ( If you fly fish, you must bring your own equipment )
  • Hot tub & Sauna!
  • Most importantly, some of the best fishing in Alaska!

What You Should Bring:

As you probably already know, weather in Alaska is unpredictable. No matter   what time of year you come, weather can be unseasonably hot, cold, wet or dry! So prepare for the unexpected. Dressing in layers is imperative for comfort. That way you can add layers or take them off as necessary. With that in mind, here are some suggestions:

  • A good rain suit
  • Polar fleece pullover or hooded sweatshirt
  • Medium weight jacket
  • One undershirt for each day
  • 3 shirts of varying weights that can likely be worn several times
  • One cotton turtle neck shirt
  • 3 pairs of pants
  • 1-2 pair of long underwear
  • One pair of socks for every day plus a couple of spares2-3 pairs of boot socks if needed
  • A variety of gloves, (ex. neoprene, cotton, polar fleece)
  • One waterproof day pack, which you can also use for a carry-on for the flight. You can find them at Cabalas’ as well as other sporting goods stores.
  • One pair of waders or hip boots
  • Camp shoes – some sort of slip on short boots or moccasins that are easily put on and taken off are handy.
  • One warm hat
  • One baseball cap or similar

Alaskan Style Saltwater Fishing 

When most of us think about fishing for salmon in Alaska, we usually picture ourselves standing beside a river or a remote mountain stream. The fact of the matter is some of the best fishing that is available for this particular type of fish is done in the ocean, not while standing on land. Let me introduce you to salt water salmon fishing in Alaska, one of the most exciting and enjoyable types of fishing that you will ever do in your life.

Most type of salmon will spend the majority of their life in salt water. As a matter of fact, once they enter the salt water they will only return in order to breed and most of them will die once they do this. Sometimes, it is necessary for you to go after the salmon where they tend to live the majority of the time. This is in the open water, either in the ocean or in some of the bays and inlets that are all across Alaska.

A good example of salt water salmon fishing in Alaska is the silver salmon. This particular type of fish is a bright silver whenever it is in the ocean, where it spends the majority of its life. Whenever they begin to run, they enter into the harbors by the thousands and they can be seen jumping almost constantly at the peak of the run. It is even possible for anglers that are on the shore to catch this particular fish whenever they are migrating into the bay.

If you would like to have the best opportunity to catch some great salmon in the ocean, one of the best things that you can do is to hire a charter. Whenever you’re fishing for silver salmon at sea, you need to either be trolling or using downriggers in order to have the best opportunity to catch the fish. It is not difficult to have a bad day out on the ocean in Alaska if you decide to go out on your own. Not only can you end up having a day where you don’t catch any fish, the seas can be unpredictable at times. By hiring a charter that understands this particular fish and where to catch them, you will almost guarantee yourself a great day at sea.

Salt water salmon fishing can be done at any time of the year but it is best done whenever the salmon are running. Many people that go to Alaska on fishing trips whenever the salmon are running spend a little bit of time inland fishing in the Rivers and streams and then charter a boat for a day or two in order to catch some salmon in salt water as well. The best time for you to do this is anywhere from late June until around the beginning of September. Plan your trip around these days and make sure that you have a guide waiting for you and you will have a great salt water salmon fishing vacation.

Just for the Halibut
Although there certainly is a lot of trophy fishing that can take place in the interior Alaska in some of the rivers and streams as well as the lakes, if you really want to catch some trophy fish you may need to head out into the ocean. One of the fish that is only to be caught in the northern Pacific and northern Atlantic oceans is the halibut. Although this particular fish averages about 25 to 30 pounds, it is possible to catch halibut that are up to 600 pounds in weight. Halibut fishing in Alaska is going to provide you with some of the most memorable and enjoyable days out on the water that you could ever spend.

The halibut is generally regarded as being one of the staple food fish for most of the world. It even derives its name from two separate words which stand for holy flatfish. The reason it is thought that it acquired this name is because many individuals eat this fish on what they consider to be holy days. Considering the fact that this fish is one of the larger ones that inhabit this part of the world’s oceans, it really tends to eat anything that it once including any fish that are smaller than itself.

If you plan on doing some halibut fishing in Alaska, it is a very good idea that you hire a guide service in order to take you out. There are several reasons why this is a good idea but the most important one is that they are going to have the equipment that is necessary in order for you to be able to land the fish of this size. Considering the fact that you have a two day limit of halibut in Alaska, you can end up with anywhere from around 50 pounds worth of fish up to 1000 pounds or more if you have an excellent day out on the water. Some of the larger halibut that are caught, however, only tend to run about 300 pounds but it is still enough to fill your freezer rather quickly.

Some people that go fishing in Alaska and do so for a lot of different species while they are on their trip. After all, going to Alaska is not like going around the corner to your local fishing hole. If you’re going to make the trip this far, make sure that you get the most out of it and try some fresh water and land fishing along with taking a day or two out on a charter boat in order to do some halibut fishing. One thing is for certain, come prepared for an excellent day out on the water whenever the halibut are running.

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