Fishing is fun wherever you decide to go, but in Alaska, anglers stand a chance of catching something they may never see anywhere else. Alaska is home to several waterways and is surrounded by a major ocean and several lakes and ponds. Die-hard anglers, even anglers who are fairly new to the game will flock to Alaska for a fishing season. There are plenty of areas of fishing in Alaska and it can take place any time of the year as well. There are many resorts and cabins that specifically rent to fishermen. As recently as 2009 some cruise lines have given the okay to take their guests on fishing excursions off the coast.
Anglers will find anything from salmon and halibut to tuna and Alaskan king crab. The possibilities are endless, as are the waters that surround Alaska and its islands. Before fishing in Alaska it is vital to take three things.
- Fishing License – A fishing license can be purchased cheaply in Alaska and it allows fishers to fish in several different ways in several different areas. Dynamite fishing is illegal, however, regardless of the body of water.
- Fishing Report – A fishing report reveals a lot of things from the weather to the type of fish that is biting the most. These are common things for every fisher to have, but in Alaska there are plenty of fish and several areas to fish, so a report becomes vital. There is nothing more frustrating than going home empty handed.
- Proper Equipment – Whether going out deep sea fishing or fishing in a lake it is important to bring out the right equipment. Without the right equipment one may not be able to fish to its full potential (and in some cases, not able to fish at all).
With hundreds upon thousands of anglers heading into Alaska every year to fish, it is easy to get caught up in the game. Casual fishers and professionals alike all understand how good the fishing can actually be. It is a major economic driving force in Alaska and fishers take to the waters every year to make a living for their families.
Fishing is a major industry but there is no fishing quite like fishing in Alaska. Seemingly every year, records are broken for size of fish and numbers of fish caught. The Pacific feeds certain schools of fish and sea animals into the bays and rivers diversifying the type of fish that are available.
When thinking about going out for a fantastic excursion, fishing in Alaska is not a bad way to go.