There are a lot of things to take into account when planning fishing trips to Alaska, one of the most important of which being the timing of said Alaskan fishing trips. Depending on when fishers head out to the Last Frontier, and where they go to, they may find different types of fish in Alaska, and find different experiences.
If you’re planning to get away and enjoy some cabin life in Alaska, here’s what you should know about timing your trip.
Most people head to Alaska to fish during the summer, as the winters up there can be pretty challenging. If you do want to fishing during summer, try to go between May and September, as it’s the peak season for salmon. There are five different species of salmon spread across the five month period, so there’s never a short supply of fish that can be caught. If you’re looking for a real challenge and want to go king salmon fishing, though, you’re going to want to go some time in May, when the season begins.
If you’d rather avoid the crows, you can find some primetime cabin life and fishing near Alaska’s interior lakes and streams. These beautiful water sources are full of the Last Frontier’s “alternative” species, such as Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, Burbot, and Arctic Char. One of the best parts of fishing is the peace and quiet, after all, so why let the crowds take that away from you.
If you want to go fishing on the ocean, you can do that, too, in Alaska, which offers world class lingcod and halibut. You can even take a stab at catching rockfish and shark. If you don’t like boat fishing, you can surfcast for halibut and other bottomfish from the shore, too.
If you have any questions about planning your trip away to enjoy some cabin life, feel free to share in the comments.