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Old 04-03-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Pelahatchie
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Planning a trip with the hubby and we love fishing i mean LOVE fishing, where is the best place in Alaska to fish.....we are down in the southeaster part of the US so fishing is plentiful down here we like fresh fishing as well as salt water, just dont know that much about where to go in Alaska.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Where in Alaska are you headed and what time of year?
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:49 PM
 
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Alaska is huge. I personally think the best fishing is anywhere in the southwest portion of the state, but I doubt you are visiting southwest.

What are you wanting to fish for? Where are you staying?
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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I think the best fishing is in SE, but it's probably more expensive than other options.

Don't count on catching any king salmon this year.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Pelahatchie
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I know my hubby wants salmon but not sure what kind and I love halibut and fishing for rainbow trout is always fun. We were looking and there seem to be a lot of fishing lodges throughout Alaska, and since we have never fished there something with a guide is good. I've been reading and it does seem like southeast is the area we need to be in and we heard Denali national park is nice. Just looking for some suggestions on where to stay my hubby hates big cities he wants to see the countryside.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Pelahatchie
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oh and we were think late summer like August or even September
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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oh and we were think late summer like August or even September
You'll need to time your trip & pick your location based on what fish are running where...
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Somewhere around Homer if you want to go for both halibut and salmon. Although we do have halibut in SE, but the Homer area seems to be the place to be for halibut.

Late summer still has some silvers, but red runs in most areas are done. They'll be restricting king salmon for sports fishers pretty severely, but that's too late for them anyway. People also come up to SE (not sure about the rest of the state) for river steelhead fishing in Sept.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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Just looking for some suggestions on where to stay my hubby hates big cities he wants to see the countryside.
If you decide to come to SE, there are some cabin rentals as well as fishing lodges -- there's even a Forest Service cabin on POW -- Prince of Wales Island -- that's on the road system that rents out, but it probably books up pretty fast.
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:47 AM
 
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oh and we were think late summer like August or even September
You will need to understand,and itís been mentioned already, that you have to time your visit with the salmon runs.

In southwest, the kings typically show up in June. What date? No one knows exactly. If you arrive before them, oh well. You most likely wonít catch any. As of now, we havenít heard of a king restriction like other parts of the state. July 4thish is red season. They show up in numbers. August is when the silvers show up. Possibly even in to September.

I donít think you need a guide. Charter a boat for halibut, but Iíve always thought that paying a guide wasnít necessary if you know how to fish. Main thing is just getting to the right spot. South central has the easiest and most cost effective fishing IMO, but the crowds.

I know nothing of southeast, and Iím sure itís great fishing, and one day Iíll get a chance to fish that part of the state.

Iím not sure if there is better rainbow fishing than southwest. But everyone will have their own opinion.
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