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Fly Selection for Alaska Rainbow Trout

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

The Alaska trout are by far the real deal when it comes to size of the fish in comparison to it's fight. If you have ever seen Tie Domi fight back in his NHL days, you would understand the comparison. He was short, but strong enough to take on anyone in the league regardless of their size. A 16" Alaska rainbow trout can pull around a 20" trout from the lower 48 with ease. They are just stronger, and it comes from pure genetics and diet.

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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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Fishing Tips for Alaska Rainbow Trout

Tips from a pro—John Perry from Angler’s Alibi

The Alaska trout are by far the real deal when it comes to size of the fish in comparison to it's fight. If you have ever seen Tie Domi fight back in his NHL days, you would understand the comparison. He was short, but strong enough to take on anyone in the league regardless of their size. A 16" Alaska rainbow trout can pull around a 20" trout from the lower 48 with ease. They are just stronger, and it comes from pure genetics and diet.

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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 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 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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So a lodge owner says to us "my web guy says my site traffic and SEO is way better than fishlodges.com". Here's how we responded...

Recently we received an email from the owner of a lodge near the Kenai River in Alaska.  He had heard about us and had asked his "SEO expert" about whether he should join and have his lodge listed on fishlodges.com. The reply he got was "Let's put it this way... your site outranks fishlodges.com by a bunch! Your website traffic blows theirs away and your SEO outnumbers their SEO." 

The following is an (almost) verbatim reply we sent about why the advice we was getting was just plain wrong

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