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Sportfishing in Saskachewan, Canada

Saskatchewan is home to over 100,000 lakes and rivers, providing an abundance of freshwater fishing opportunities throughout the entire province. You’ll experience wide open vistas, tranquil lakes, rushing rivers and spectacular sunsets in the "land of the living skies". Expect to catch massive Northern pike, walleye, Arctic grayling, whitefish, goldeye, lake trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and many other species on your Saskatchewan fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing the Bristol Bay Watershed

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

The Bristol Bay area encompasses such a large area that it is actually hard to comprehend. It is approximately 40,000 square miles. This is about the size of the entire state of Ohio! This region also has hundreds of streams, lakes, and rivers that all empty into Bristol Bay. It runs from the Togiak River system to the West all the way around to the Ugashik River System to the South. This area has the largest wild salmon population in the world! The sockeye salmon are the most numerous of the salmon species and number in the millions. Some years they have returns in the 50 plus million range!

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Fly Fishing for Trophy Rainbow Trout

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

There are so many lodges and do it yourself areas in Alaska that boast about catching "Trophy Alaska Rainbows". So...What constitutes a "Trophy Alaska Rainbow"?

Truth is, just like the lower 48, they are not a dime a dozen. The next question is, what is a true trophy for Alaska standards?

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And a River Runs Through It: Musings of a Man Mesmerized by the Wild and Scenic Alagnak River

Written by Wayne McGee of Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Wild landscapes that span tundra, forests, lakes and mountains. Home to the largest population of brown bears on the planet!  Majestic beasts that are drawn to the abundant salmon of this mighty river.  Flowing out of the Katmai National Park and into Bristol Bay, a Land of Volcanoes and home to the The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, an area of lava flows and ash formed by a massive volcanic eruption of over a century ago. And the river flows through it.  Always moving, always giving you a different perspective on this savagely awe-inspiring land!

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Sportfishing in Canada's Northwest Territories

Canada’s Northwest Territories is a great area of land scattered with countless expanses of fresh water. This Northern Frontier is scarcely populated and made up of mostly untamed wilderness. There are colossal rivers, trickling streams and hundreds of lakes, most without names, that are teaming with fish. With so much water and so few people, the fishing is fantastic and you’ll likely get the all the fishing you want, all to yourself, on your Northwest Territories fishing vacation.

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Fishing in the Yukon Territory, Canada

The Yukon is known as Canada’s “land of the midnight sun”. In June and July, you’ll experience round-the-clock daylight, which means round-the-clock fishing opportunities. Later in the summer and into the fall you will be treated to the most beautiful light show on earth: the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. From rugged mountains, hills covered in thick forest to crystal clear lakes and raging rivers full of fish, this piece of paradise is an angler’s dream.

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Fishing in the Alaskan Interior

If it’s a remote Alaska fishing vacation you’re after, you’ll find yourself far from the crowds and close to nature in Alaska’s interior. This region makes up for nearly 80 per cent of Alaska and is home to the state’s largest river systems. Surrounded by wildland, these rivers, along with a network of streams and lakes, are teeming with many species of fish including Dolly Varden, northern pike, burbot, sheefish, arctic char, arctic grayling, rainbow trout and all five species of Pacific salmon.

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Sportfishing in Vancouver Island, BC

Surrounded by the rich waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island is one of the largest populated islands in the world, and offers a range of landscapes: from dramatically rocky coastlines, sheltered bays, deep lakes, hills lined with vineyards to snow-capped mountains, ancient rainforests and the sandy, windswept beaches. 

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Sportfishing in Kodiak Island, Alaska

If you’re looking for a remote fishing destination that is out of the ordinary, Kodiak Island is an exceptional choice for your next Alaska fishing vacation. The only way to get to Kodiak Island is by plane or boat and the public road system on the island is minimal. Alaska fly-in fishing lodges, float trip guides and remote fishing charters can take you to isolated angling grounds that offer access to both fresh and saltwater fishing. You’ll enjoy the lack of crowds, dramatic landscapes and some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in the world.

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Sportfishing in Northern BC and the Central Interior

The north and central interior of beautiful British Columbia is an immense wilderness that offers countless lakes and rivers filled with a diverse range of fish. The region is vast and varied in landscape, from thick forests and rolling hills to golden plains and rocky peaks. The nutrient-rich ecosystem, crystal clear lakes and plentiful rivers make this region ideal for your BC sportfishing vacation. While you’re pulling in fish after fish, the exceptional scenery will take your breath away.

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Sportfishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska

Bristol Bay is tucked between the Alaska Peninsula and the most eastern part of the Bering Sea. There are several rivers that flow into the bay that receive populous runs of all five species of salmon: Sockeye (red), Chum, Silver (Coho), King (Chinook) and Pink salmon. The abundance of fish in these waters make Bristol Bay an ideal destination for your Alaska salmon fishing vacation.

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Fishing in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Discover world-class freshwater and saltwater fishing in Alaska amongst majestic mountains, glaciers and an abundance of wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula. This region’s dramatic scenery and landscape offers a wealth of activities for all lovers of the outdoors, especially for those who love to fish.

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