Alaska, this is how you fish at the edge of the world


Regala o regalati un abbonamento a Barche a Motore cartaceo + digitale e a soli 39 euro l’anno hai la rivista a casa e in più la leggi su PC, smartphone e tablet. Con un mare di vantaggi.

fishing in alaska
Lake Kluane. Credits : Yukon Governorate

With 5,000 glaciers, 3 million lakes, 3,000 rivers and 12 river basins, including the Yukon River, flowing through its territory from coast to coast, Alaska, has over 55,000 km of coastline washed by the Pacific and Arctic oceans. With all this water for fishermen, they are spoiled for choice.

Fishing “big” in Alaska

Deep-sea fishing in Alaska is becoming increasingly popular among enthusiasts, who are assured of a good and, overall, fairly large catch. An example? Well, a Pacific halibut (a flatfish) can reach a weight of more than 125 kg. The Kenai Peninsula is dotted with small fishing businesses that rent their boats to visitors. In short, sea fishing is also done in Alaska!

fishing in alaska
Salmon fishing in Anchorage. Credits: Ashley Heimbigner

Why “also?” For here, at the edge of the world, it is freshwater fishing, between Alaska and the Yukon (wilderness territory in Canada’s northwest) that excites enthusiasts who find prey of a size that is anything but… Mediterranean. In fact, it is not uncommon to find even fish that feed up to 20 people–alone.

No “stormy seas”

Another element that attracts fishermen to the area is the calmness of the lakes and the accessibility of the various water points. And let’s not lie, the eye wants its share, too: in Alaska we fish in breathtaking places, among high mountains and emerald rivers in contact with nature that, for now, is still largely untouched.

fishing in alaska
Emerald Lake. Credits: Archbould Photography

Fish in Alaska: here are the most frequent prey

The most common fish species in this part of the world are northern pike, Arctic char, lake trout, Dolly Varden, salmon, trout, and whitefish.

Fishing by seaplane: not just fresh water

There are fishing huts all over the territory, and multiple access points can be found throughout. It is also possible to participate in an organized fishing trip to remote areas with seaplane transportation.



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sei già abbonato?

Iscriviti alla nostra Newsletter

Entra nel Club del Giornale della Vela

Le barche a motore, le sue storie, dal piccolo open ai motoryacht. Iscriviti ora alla nostra newsletter gratuita e ricevere ogni settimana le migliori news selezionate dalla redazione. Inserisci la tua mail qui sotto, accetta la Privacy Policy e clicca sul bottone “iscrivimi”.

Una volta cliccato sul tasto qui sotto controlla la tua casella mail


In evidenza

Può interessarti anche

Da sinistra Annette Roux - Giovanna Vitelli - Carla Demaria

Women moving boating. The story of three top managers – EP.1

Women entrepreneurs, managers, captains of industry. They are the ladies of boating, Italian and international. Starting today, in several installments, we will tell you their stories. Women in charge of boating Valuable stories, because the boating world has traditionally been

Sistema di ormeggio autonomo - Brunswick-Apex

A.I. on board! This software moors the boat for you

A.I. (Artificial intelligence) lands in the nautical world, with the project signed Brunswick Corporation and Apex.Ai. The U.S. group, which includes-among others-the electronics manufacturer brand Navico, the engine manufacturer Mercury Marine, and the Boston Whaler shipyard, unveiled in Miami the

Three boats from Ferrari! Speed on water according to Maranello

Over the years, the prestigious Maranello-based company has woven close connections with the nautical world, contributing to the development of three masterpiece boats that still represent a model of engineering, performance and pure Italian style. Competitive sportsmanship, strictly Made in