Alaska

News, articles and updates about fishing and hunting destinations and pursuits in Alaska

Mother Nature's sweet symphony in this wild place is music to my ears and I've got a front-row seat. The bubbling stream crawls down a jagged staircase of barnacle-encrusted boulders, drumming its way toward the salt water cove and creating subtle variations on a single monotonous note. In the distance,...
FRITZ COVE, Alaska -- This wildlife-rich landscape in late spring and early summer is fit for a king, and when the bruising monarchs of the salmon family show up, it’s a crowning achievement to be anywhere near the party. The gritty, pebble-laden beach that was submerged only hours before now...
The bowed salmon rods bounced slightly each time the flasher and the hoochie at the end of their lines dragged through the strong current and met a mass of schooling herring that were balled up in tight groups, hoping safety in numbers was still the way to travel. The wiggling...
SOLDOTNA, Alaska – The kings are dead. Long live the kings. But are they, really? The chilly reaches of the famed Kenai River were made famous by the hulking specimens of one salmon species, but its smaller cousin has assumed the throne as economic monarch of this world-class fishery, bringing out...
SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A salmon by any other name wouldn’t taste as sweet. Few say blueback. Many say red. Most say sockeye. However this marvel is described, the fish that run the gauntlet of gnashing teeth, claws and jaws from the time they’re fry into the prime of their lives are nothing short...
If you're planning to make the trek north to Alaska for hunting in 2017, you better buy your licenses and tags before 2016 ends to avoid skyrocketing nonresident fees. Nonresident hunting tag fees for a variety of big game, including black bears and brown bears and moose, caribou and sheep...