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I am thinking about taking a trip to Alaska next summer and was looking for some advice on best times to go were to go and if anyone knows of some good guides. I would like to do some Halibit fishing and maybe some same fishing if time premits. Thanks for any help

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Fisher: Do search on Alaska here on this site. There was a lot of Info just a couple of weeks ago. I'm leaving on the 31st for the Silvers and that's a blast. We do some Halibit to if time permits... You will never regret a trip like that, go for it!!!....Kaz

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My sister just returned from living in alaska for the last 6 months. She brought home a ton of halibut, and samon. It is incredibly good. (was the best fish I have ever had). Her suggestion was to fish for trout. They caught huge trout including 4 over 24 inches and one over 30. The pictures and stories she told, talked my fiance to take our honeymoon there next year. Good luck

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Go to alaskaoutdoorjournal.com. this is one of the best sites for fishing info statewide that I've found. I've been up a few times, as my daughter lives on Anchorage, and I've fished the Russian and Kenai rivers; out of Seward; and the Southeast around Wrangell. Seems to be the best times for the most variety is mid-June through mid-September, depending on where you are going.

Alaska is a BLAST!! It's impossible to describe unless you've been there, and the only bad thing is that you have to leave! If you're looking for a salmon/halibut trip to an area that is still considered Wild Alaska, check out some of the guys around the Wrangell-Petersburg area. This was a great trip, with 3 nights spent on the boat, only going into port to drop of fish and get more beer. Tenacious Charters, owner's name is Mike Lockabee(sp) in Wrangell. It's been a few years, but I heard he's still there.

Good luck. And GO!!!

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I was just up there last week. We did well on the Silvers going out from Knudson Cove by Ketchikan. The most fun was catching arctic grayling east of Fairbanks on a small river. The salmon were spawning and the grayling were feeding on the eggs, so they were very easy to catch. That was a blast. We just used light spinning gear and drifted down the river in inflatable raft. I want to go back... for good.

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My Wife, 2 Boys and I just got back from Alaska. We fished in the Little Sioux River the very first day and caught a bunch of 9 to 15 lb Reds and Silvers. A guide brought us about 7 miles down river and dropped us off on shore. We had a blast. We tried out my Foam Walkers for the Reds and Silvers and they worked great. Also tried out my Ice-Well (floating live well bag) and it worked out great. We packed it full of fish and let it float in the river. When we were done fishing we called the guide and said pick us up and imediately after the phone call my 6 year old buried a treble hook in his cheek. I got the one barb out but left the deepest one for the doctor. I took a photo and now he thinks it's the coolest thing to show people. He was fine about 10 minutes after the two hooks were buried. We called him Captain Hook after that!Carter was using a Foam Walker with a 1-1/4oz weightand eggs on a treble hook. It worked good for silvers.Carter_Hook_1.jpg

Here is another photo of the Ice-Well in use putting a Silver in the bag. Silver_with_Ice-Well.jpg

We took a ferry across the Kenia River About where the Russian River meets it, and they told us the bear activity was very bad. "If you hear us blow a horn - immediately grab your gear and if you can, walk to the ferry so we can bring you across" The lady running the Ferry told us. My brother in law had a 44 mag for a little reasurrance. you can see him packing it on this photo of a Red. Red_with_Foam_Walker.jpg Here is the Bear Photo I took that was close down to the river. Just cruising around looking for food. It was further down river from the ferry. Bear.jpg

You can see the fish swim right in front of you. 3 to 7 feet away. You basically let out about 20 feet of line and swing and plunk it in front of them. I had 3 kings come in front of me and I must have followed them for 50 feet upstream until I finally hooked the biggest one (guessing 4' long) and he instantly started spooling me but broke off. I can't believe the power they have! It's just unbelievable how many fish you see swimming right in front of you. The best way I found to catch Silvers was to use the Foam Walker with weight and a treble hook with eggs, or use a pixie spoon and cast, cast, cast. For the Reds you just use the weight system with a type of fly hook and try to get it in front of their mouth. You will either snag them or they will get it in their mouth. On the Kenia part of the river we had to use a single hook. On the Little Sioux you could use a treble hook. It was also fun to travel and see the sights Alaska had to offer. Lots of wildlife and beautiful views. Bruce Mosher

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Bruce, them are some nice pics. Glad to hear the little dude was alright. (ouch)

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I am going to Alaska next August to the Sprucewood lodge in Saldotna. My wife promised my twin 14 year old boys we would go to Alaska if they got good grades through 9th grade and did not get into trouble. They have held up there end of the bargain so far. I can't wait. I was there 5 years ago in Decenber duck hunting and I can't wait to go back. I wish my company would start an office there so I could move...but I would miss Minnesota a lot.

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I've been to Alaska twice in the past 3 years and didn't want to come back either time. Each time we went we hooked up with a guide named Kevin (The Butt Chaser)and he put us on more fish than we could handle. He guides out of Ninilchik which is about 45 minutes or so north of Homer. I don't remember the cost but it seemed pretty reasonable at the time. Let me know if you want his number.

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