Category: Sportfishing hotspots
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The Alagnak River is one of the major rivers in the Bristol Bay Watershed. It is actually a tributary to the massive Kvichak (Kwee-jack) river that flows from Lake Illiamna. The Alagnak River is way down the system and flows into Kvichak Bay right before it turns into Bristol Bay. What separates this river from the rest is it’s equally massive runs of all salmon species.
The Susitna River is one of the larger river drainages in the state of Alaska. It helps funnel water down to the ocean from many monstrous mountain ranges including Denali and the Alaska Range. The benefit to anglers is that this offers countless clear water tributaries that provide incredible Alaska fishing experiences!
The Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska has one of the most prolific King Salmon runs in the state. The numbers of King Salmon that run up this river system to spawn are measured to be at over 100,000 fish almost annually, with some years capping out at a whopping 165,000 kings! This total makes the river system the strongest king salmon run in the world.
There are many rivers on Kodiak Island. Some are easily accessed by the road system, but most are more remote and only accessible by air. These rivers are where anglers can find incredible fishing and far less pressure than most other river systems. One of the best rivers on Kodiak is the Karluk River.
Get Remote with an Alaska Heli-Fishing Trip: Helicopter Fly-Outs to Exceptional Fishing, Wilderness & Adventure
Alaska has more rivers and lakes than, well, almost anywhere. But, with the size of our state and its inherent rugged nature we have fewer roads than the tiniest states in the union. This means that in addition to the conventional methods used to access rivers such as driving, hiking, and floating one may need to enlist a more unique means…a helicopter!
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?
The beautiful Pacific Northwest boasts over 112,000 miles of rivers, many lakes, and easy access to the bountiful Pacific Ocean. Keen anglers can look forward to hooking trout, salmon, walleye, steelhead, and sturgeon.
The best in the world? It seems like a superlative—a claim which, perhaps, can’t be proven. It can, however, be supported. Why do we say it is the best sportfishing in the world? Here are 15 reasons, and if you’ve been here, chances are you will agree with them.
The Bristol Bay area is about the size of the state of Ohio and has hundreds of streams, lakes, and rivers that empty into Bristol Bay. This area has the largest wild salmon population in the world! Anglers from all over the world descend onto this amazing area to target all 5 species of Pacific salmon as well as rainbows, grayling, char, and dolly varden.