Are you one of the 33.1 million Americans the U.S. Census Bureau reports go fishing each and every year? If you are, you know all of the many, many joys fishing for sport or for food can bring to your life. As you likely know, after fishing your local spots for years and years, you sometimes need to charter fishing trips to help switch things up, to give yourself that challenge you haven’t had in quite some time. That’s why Kenai fishing charters in Alaska are so popular.
If you’ve always dreamed of an Alaska fishing vacation that will allow you to fight with some of the biggest, most delicious fish in the ocean depths, you’re not alone. That’s a dream many, if not all, American anglers have. If you’re thinking it’s finally time to make that dream come true, here are three simple tips for planning a successful Alaska fishing vacation.
Three Simple Tips for Planning a Successful Alaska Fishing Vacation
- Make Sure You’re Legally Allowed to Fish
- If You’re Taking Guided Fishing Trips in Alaska, Know What Gear You Need
- Make Sure You Look into the Best Seasons
For Active.com, there are few things more essential to a fishing trip than making sure you’re actually allowed to fish. This means getting your Alaskan fishing license and reading up on local rules. For instance, as of Summer 2014, there is a ban on fishing king salmon. The last thing you want to do is find yourself in trouble with the law because you failed to read up on local rules.
If you’re planning on taking a guided fishing tour, chances are all of the big equipment will be taken care of. Obviously, you won’t have to worry about a boat. You might not even have to worry about a line. However, chances are if you want any bug spray, specialized tackle, or any of the other smaller considerations, you’ll have to bring it yourself, as AskMen.com writes.
Not every season is going to be suited to good fishing, as Bass Pro Shops points out. Many seasons will keep you from fishing specific fish, while others are just too rife with terrible weather to have much of a chance to pull anything worthwhile up. This will be something the service you’re considering can inform you about when you’re in the planning stages.
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