Alaska, Are You Out Of Your Mind?
By Gregg Hall
first mentioned to me about fishing in Alaska all I could picture
was sitting on some freezing glacier with a hole cut in a piece of
ice two feet thick and catching fish the size of bait I use here
in Florida. Boy was I way off!
lived in Alaska for over twenty years and pulled out pictures of
Alaska fishing trips that he and his wife had taken. My first
reaction, ďThatís the biggest flounder I ever saw!Ē Of course it
wasnít a flounder; it was a halibut of nearly 200 pounds. Then his
wife shows me her sixty pound King Salmon, now Iím thinking I need
to go fishing in Alaska!
always thought of fishing in Alaska like I did itís time to change
your thinking and plan on going big game fishing in Alaska. As the
largest state in the United States, Alaska
is full of lakes and rivers and is definitely the place to do some
big game fishing. Book a half-day guided fishing tour either in
the morning or afternoon with a licensed Alaskan fishing guide.
matter whether youíre an expert or a beginning angler, youíll
thoroughly enjoy fishing on the Talkeetna River, which is filled
with many different kinds of fish species such as salmon and
If you choose
to take my advice on this, youíll go on a five hour guided trip by
a specially equipped jet boat or raft. All of the fishing
equipment will be provided for you, but if youíre particular
interest is in fly fishing youíll have to request the fly fishing
gear in advance. Rain gear is also provided for you incase of
inclement weather and dressing in multiple layers is recommended
whether you take part in the morning or afternoon session. Of
course youíll also be required to obtain an Alaska state fishing
license just like you would nearly anywhere.
This is just
a hint of the incredible fishing adventures that are possible in
Alaska. You can totally customize an Alaskan fishing trip
specifically to your own personal wants and desires, for example
you can plan trips specifically for halibut, King Salmon, or
rainbow trout. I plan on going each year and doing a different
type of fishing. Just make sure you have the extra cash planned to
ship all that fish back home!
Just bear in
mind if you are booking youíre Alaska fishing vacation online that
while there are many travel agencies that offer these types of
trips it is best to go with a company that is actually located in
Alaska for the best support and service.
Gregg Hall is
an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre
Florida. For more on fishing and hunting or fishing in Alaska
go to http://www.fishingandhuntingplus.com