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Fish On! From the Southeast Alaska, to the world famous Kenai River, and into Alaska's interior - Alaska offers some of the best fishing in the word. Enjoy struggling to land monster halibut or a mighty king salmon, on try your hand at fly fishing for rainbow trout on a secluded Alaska stream. You can fish Alaska from an ocean charter boat, take to a river by jet or drift boat, or fly in by bush plane to a remote Alaska lake or steam. We are happy to suggest the following half and full day Alaska fishing trips, all by the leading fishing guide companies in each location.

Seward Alaska Salmon and Halibut fishing
Seward is located on the Kenai Peninsula, and offers some of the finest Halibut and Salmon fishing in the world. Fishing charters leave daily from the small boat harbor, with half day and full fishing day trips available. Generally, all gear is provided but you will need a fishing license. Advance reservations are strongly recommended, particularly in the peak months of July and August. The giant pacific halibut can easily exceed 500 pounds. Bigger than a 'barn door' many Alaskans like to say. The nutrient rich waters surrounding Seward make it one of the most productive halibut grounds in the world. A big fish will give you the fight of your life, as well as some of the tastiest white meat you have ever enjoyed. Packaging and shipping service is available so you can send some fish home to your friends - perhaps all your friends, if you are lucky. Seward is also home to the largest silver salmon fishing derby in the world with ten of thousands available in prize money. The derby is usually held early to mid August, although the silvers generally run from mid June through August. Silvers caught out of Seward usually range from ten to fifteen pounds, but you better real in one at least twenty pounds if you want to place in the derby. You can target Alaska king salmon from April to mid June, the state record is nearly 100 pounds.

Alaska Fly In Fishing from Anchorage
If you are looking for an Alaska fly in fishing adventure, look no further than Lake Hood in Anchorage Alaska. Lake hood is located at the Anchorage airport and is the busiest float or sea plan base in the world. These specialized small bush planes are fitted with floats allowing them take off and land on small lake across Alaska. A number of long term Alaskan aviation companies operate from the lake, and are ready to fly you out to some of the world's best fishing in Alaska's backcountry - some areas only minutes away from the city by seaplane. From fighting king and silver salmon, to feisty trout and grayling, you will enjoy your trip to a remote lake or stream where the action is and the crowds aren't. These full day trips include a professional guide, fishing license, fishing gear, lunch and refreshments, round-trip flight from Anchorage, and transfers from major Anchorage hotels.

Talkeetna Fishing by Jetboat
Talkeetna Alaska is located at the confluence of the Talkeetna River and the Susitna River. The Talkeetna River is part of the Susitna River drainage system which boats the second largest run of migrating fish in world. With a jetboat you will have access to over 200 miles of prime fishing territory. Depending on the season, you can fish for five species of salmon, including king salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, pink salmon and coho salmon, in addition to rainbow trout, dolly varden and arctic grayling. Full and half day fishing trips are available on custom built, comfortable Alaska jetboats with overhead covers for your protection from the elements. These 24 foot to 27 foot jet boats feature inboard engines and cruise at speeds up to 35 miles per hour, in only 8 inches of water. These specialized boats can take you to areas seldom fished in Alaska. Along the way enjoy spectaular views of Mt. McKinley and keep an eye out for bear, moose, bald eagles, beavers, and other Alaska wildlife. Fishing gear and guides are provided, bring your license, lunch and favorite beverage.

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