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.
Bradley Lake
Routinely stocked with a variety of fish species, perfect for family outings.
Matanuska Lake
Matanuska Lake offers abundant fishing for stocked Arctic char, Chinook salmon, and rainbow trout.

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

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

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

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River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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