Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler's Guide

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The most comprehensive "insiders" guide on Alaska fishing, revised, updated, and expanded in this new deluxe, full color 3rd Edition. Written by the state's top fishing experts, this latest version now covers all 17 major Alaska sport species (fresh and salt waters), all methods (fly, spin, and bait), and all six regions of the state, with details on over 300 of the most productive Alaska fishing locations.

Includes information on regional climate/conditions, run timing, visitor...

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Overview

The most comprehensive "insiders" guide on Alaska fishing, revised, updated, and expanded in this new deluxe, full color 3rd Edition. Written by the state's top fishing experts, this latest version now covers all 17 major Alaska sport species (fresh and salt waters), all methods (fly, spin, and bait), and all six regions of the state, with details on over 300 of the most productive Alaska fishing locations.

Includes information on regional climate/conditions, run timing, visitor services costs, trophy and record fishes, USGS map references, guides' tips, fishing regulations, etc. Bonus back section with Alaska trip planner, flies for Alaska, knots, fish filleting, and a comprehensive cross-referenced index. Has over 500 color photos, maps, charts, diagrams, and drawings.

Beautifully illustrated, Alaska Fishing III offers a visual feast of this scenic wonderland, with content that not only thoroughly informs, but also captures the imagination and heart of the reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929170296
  • Publisher: Publishers Design Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 640,954
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     iv
Preface     x
Introduction     xi
How to Use This Book     xii
Alaska's Major Sport Species
Gamefishes of Alaska (Overview)   Rene Limeres     1
Chinook: King of Salmon   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen   Tony Weaver     5
Fishing Alaska's King Salmon     10
Flyfishing Alaska King Salmon     14
Summary/Locations     18
Silver: August Salmon   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen   Tony Weaver     21
Fishing Alaska's Silver Salmon     25
Flyfishing Alaska's Silver Salmon     27
Summary/Locations     30
Sockeye: Shy Salmon   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen   Tony Weaver     33
Fishing Alaska's Sockeye Salmon     37
Flyfishing Alaska's Sockeye Salmon     38
Summary/Locations     42
Chum: Bulldog Battler   Gunnar Pedersen   Rene Limeres     45
Fishing Alaska's Chum Salmon     49
Flyfishing Alaska's Chum Salmon     50
Summary/Locations     52
Pink: Humpback Salmon   Gunnar Pedersen   ReneLimeres     55
Fishing Alaska's Pink Salmon     58
Flyfishing Alaska's Pink Salmon     59
Summary/Locations     60
Rainbow: Fish With a Heart   Rene Limeres   Tony Weaver     63
Fishing Alaska's Rainbow Trout (Spin & Fly)     66
Tactics for More Rainbows     72
Summary/Locations     74
Steelhead: Prince of Sportfish   Gary Souza   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen   Tony Weaver     77
Fishing Alaska's Steelhead Trout     82
Flyfishing Alaska's Steelhead Trout     83
Summary/Locations     88
Cutthroat: Noble Trout   Thomas Cappiello     91
Fishing Alaska's Cutthroat Trout (Spin & Fly)     94
Catching Alaska's Trophy Cutthroat     97
Summary/Locations     98
Charr: Fish of the Rainbow   Rene Limeres   Thomas Cappiello     101
Fishing Alaska's Charr (Spin & Fly)     105
Fall Trophy Fishing     109
Summary/Locations     110
Lake Trout: Old Man of the Lakes   Rene Limeres     113
Fishing Alaska's Lake Trout (Spin, Bait & Fly)     116
Gearing Up-Where to Go     119
Summary/Locations     120
Arctic Grayling: Sailfin of the North   Gunnar Pedersen   Rene Limeres     123
Fishing Alaska's Grayling (Spin & Fly)     126
Tips for Larger Grayling     129
Summary/Locations     130
Sheefish: Tarpon of the North   Ken Alt   Rene Limeres     133
Fishing Alaska's Sheefish (Spin & Fly)     138
Gearing Up     139
Summary/Locations     140
Northern Pike: Water Wolf   Gunnar Pedersen   Rene Limeres   Tony Weaver     143
Fishing Alaska's Pike     147
Flyfishing Alaska's Pike     149
Summary/Locations     152
Alaska Saltwater Salmon   Rene Limeres   Gary Souza   Tony Weaver     155
Common Methods     158
Saltwater Flyfishing     167
Gearing Up     169
Halibut: Denizen of the Deep   Peter Hardy   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen   Tony Weaver     171
Fishing Alaska's Halibut     174
Flyfishing Alaska's Halibut     181
Summary/Locations     184
Lingcod: Rock Dweller   Thomas Cappiello   Tony Weaver     187
Fishing Alaska's Lingcod     191
Flyfishing Alaska's Lingcod     194
Summary/Locations     196
Rockfish: Old Reliable   Thomas Cappiello   Tony Weaver     199
Fishing Alaska's Rockfish     204
Flyfishing Alaska's Rockfish     206
Summary/Locations     210
Salmon Shark: Alaska's Big Game Fish   Les Palmer   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen     213
Fishing Alaska's Salmon Shark     216
Gearing Up     217
Summary/Locations     218
Alaska's Major Regions/Locations
Alaska Regions Overview (State Map)     221
Southwest Alaska   Rene Limeres     223
Overview     224
Map     227
Fishing Highlights     228
Bristol Bay     229
Alaska Peninsula     243
Lower Yukon/Kuskokwim Rivers     247
Northwest Alaska   Rene Limeres     253
Overview     254
Fishing Highlights     255
Map     257
Norton Sound     258
Seward Peninsula      259
Kotzebue Sound     262
Northwest Mountain Lakes     264
Interior Alaska   Gunnar Pedersen   Rene Limeres     269
Overview     270
Map     273
Fishing Highlights     274
Tanana River System     275
Middle Yukon     283
Yukon Flats/Upper Yukon     284
Eastern Brooks Range     286
Southcentral Alaska   Gunnar Pedersen   Rene Limeres   Tom Cappiello   Tony Weaver     291
Overview     292
Map     295
Fishing Highlights     296
Anchorage Area     298
Matanuska Valley/Susitna River     301
Copper River/Wrangell Mountains     308
Prince William Sound     314
Kenai Peninsula/Cook Inlet     320
Kodiak/Afognak/Shuyak Island     330
Arctic Alaska   Rene Limeres   Gunnar Pedersen     341
Overview     342
Map     344
Fishing Highlights     345
Western-Central Slope     347
North Slope Foothill/Mountain Lakes     347
Dalton Highway      349
Eastern Arctic Slope     351
Southeast Alaska   Gunnar Pedersen   Kurt Iverson   Rene Limeres   Gary Souza     355
Overview     356
Map     359
Fishing Highlights     360
Ketchikan/Prince of Wales     361
Petersburg/Wrangell     375
Sitka     387
Northern Southeast     394
North Gulf Coast/Yakutat     406
Appendix and Resource Section
Fly Patterns for Alaska     412
Attractor Patterns     412
Wet Fly Patterns     415
Egg/Flesh Patterns     415
Forage Patterns     416
Dry Fly Patterns     417
Saltwater Patterns     418
Specialty Patterns     419
Alaska Trip Planning     420
Negotiating with Tourist Services     421
Timing Considerations     423
Alaska Sportfishing Services & Accommodations     424
Alaska Guides & Outfitters     425
Catch and Release Fishing     428
Fishing Knots for Alaska     430
Alaska Fish Filleting     434
Resources     436
Index     437
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