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Freshwater fishing is hugely popular, whether your'e after any of our five salmon species, trout, char, grayling or others. Learn all about it in our Freshwater Fishing section.
Alaska Fishing Gear
Gearing up for an Alaska fishing trip is an important part of the planning process. Visit our fishing gear section for the information you need.
Saltwater Charterboat Fishing
Charter fishing in Alaska can get you on some of the best opportunities in the state! Check out our Saltwater Charter Fishing page for tips and ideas to make your charter trip a success.
Alaska residents are allowed to dipnet salmon in some of our river systems. Learn the locations, gear and techniques in our Dipnetting section.
Alaska's saltwater environment is the pristine home to dozens of species of interest to saltwater fishermen. Check out our Saltwater Fishing section for locations, gear and techniques you need to know to make your saltwater trip a success.
Alaska's waters are home to many species of freshwater and saltwater game fish, most of which make fine table fare. Check out our Species pages for details on the fish you're interested in, along with tackle recommendations and where you can find the fish of your dreams!
Alaska offers the richest, most diverse, and most abundant salmon resource in the entire United States. Additionally, saltwater species such as halibut, lingcod and rockfish are greatly desired on the dinner table. Finally, freshwater species such as Dolly Varden, trout, grayling and others are a special treat enjoyed in the field, or at home, many months after the outing.
Many anglers spend thousands of dollars just to have the opportunity to catch these fish, and for good reason. Besides the beautiful places where they are caught, and the many benefits of recreating in the great outdoors, Alaska's fish are among the most nutritious whole foods on the planet. It's in your own best interest to take excellent care of your fish. If you do it correctly, you will have stocked up many delicious meals for months to come.
The practice of catching and releasing sport-caught fish is probably the most common method of freshwater fishing in Alaska. But it's much more than simply tossing a fish back in the water in order to catch another. Conscientious C&R fishermen understand the value and importance of carefully playing and landing the fish, then the proper techniques of releasing the fish so it can survive and reproduce. In many areas, adherence to these principles is much more than an ethical nicety; it's the law. Here are the "best practices" concerning C&R fishing in Alaska.