Fishing in Alaska

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Top Fishing Spots in Alaska

Chena Lake State Recreation Area
Chena Lake provides year-round fishing opportunity for stocked rainbow trout, king salmon, and Arctic char.
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area is one of the few flat, lake-studded landscapes in Alaska preserved for recreational purposes.
Matanuska Lake
Matanuska Lake offers abundant fishing for stocked Arctic char, Chinook salmon, and rainbow trout.
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Common Catches in Alaska

Pacific Halibut
Pacific Halibut
This is the largest Pacific flatfish and very much resembles the Atlantic halibut.
King Salmon
King Salmon
The King Salmon is an extremely important food and commercial fish, and due to its large size and game nature, an important sport fish.
Pacific Cod
Pacific Cod
The Pacific cod is usually caught in waters deeper than 60 ft up to 1800 ft in depth.
Arctic Grayling
Arctic Grayling
As its name implies, the Arctic graying is primarily an inhabitant of northern waters.
Northern Pike
Northern Pike
The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.
Dolly Varden
Dolly Varden
The dolly varden is part of a closely related group (chars) and is difficult to distinguish from external characteristics.

Types of Fishing in Alaska

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-sea or offshore fishing involves fishing out on the open ocean.

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Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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