With fish derbies all across the state, all year long, there may not have hooked just a big fish, but a big cash prize. The popular and historic Valdez Fish Derbies concluded September 3rd featuring some hefty halibut and some stout silver salmon.
In 2016, Gov. Bill Walker signed House Bill 128 into law establishing August 10 of each year as Alaska Wild Salmon Day While the day is celebrated once a year, salmon are a way of life for many Alaskans.
It is that time of the fishing season where we say “so long” to king salmon with harvesting closing mid-July, and we greet with a “hello” silvers in the early stages of their run, and fishermen don’t have to venture too far from the Anchorage area to catch some coho.
Digging for clams on the Ninilchik beaches is digging up some old memories. Thousands of people from near and far flocked to the once-popular clamming area from July 1-4 in hopes of leaving with a limit of 15 razor clams per day.
The beauty of fishing is that it can be enjoyed by all walks of life, no matter the age or experience — except for one day a year in Ninilchik where king salmon fishing is only available to the future fishermen and women of Alaska 15 years and younger.
Sport fishing season is o-fish-ally here in Alaska, but before going out to enjoy the diverse opportunities the state provides, residents must get a sport fishing license, which can be obtained online through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game mobile app, their office, or a local vendor.
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The Alaska’s News Source Fishing Report is typically done by sports reporter Austin Sjong — but for this week’s edition, the reigns have been passed to reporter Carly Schreck, who battled the rain on the Kenai Peninsula.
Fishing on the Deshka River is very memorable not just because the thrill of catching a King Salmon is unmatched but because of the beautiful views. This Fishing Report is memorable for a different reason though as John and Parker Bohan are spending their honeymoon adventuring in Alaska.
The fishing season is off and running in Alaska and so is the Fishing Report, we run out to TwentyMIle river to check out the Hooligan run. We also breakdown what was a textbook fish throw and some top plays from an action packed week in Alaskan sports with Austin Sjong.
On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that disasters took place in 14 fisheries across Alaska over the last four years, and will be eligible for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration disaster declaration funding requested by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries this week amended one of its fishery management plans to now bar commercial salmon fishermen from operating in the federal waters of Cook Inlet.