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Author Chris Brewer with the Alaska king salmon she caught while trolling

Trolling for Alaska King Salmon

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

By Chris Brewer For many people, if not most (Alaskans included), when you talk about fishing for King salmon, the first thing that comes to mind is river-fishing, either from the bank or from a boat. The banks and waterways are crowded as anglers from Outside (people from anywhere other than Alaska), as well as […]

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Guest Russ Andrus Alaska King Salmon fishing

Alaska King Salmon Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Get the facts on one of our prized species: Alaska King Salmon. This detailed fishing resource includes everything from best fishing dates

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Boardwalk fishing guide Kris Atkins holds sockeye salmon for guest photo op

Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Names Common Name: Sockeye Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Other Names: Red Salmon or Blueback Sockeye Salmon Description Color & Markings: Sea going Sockeye (and those that have recently entered rivers to spawn), have iridescent silvery sides and a white belly. Their backs are a metallic blue-green color. They may have fine, black speckling on their back, but […]

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Coho Salmon fishing (aka Silver Salmon) in Southeast Alaska

Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing on the Fly

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

by John Conger As originally published in American Outdoorsman Magazine — Summer 2018 Wham, another wild ‘Slamming Silver’ Salmon just crushed my 1982 Pink Pixie lure on light tackle on a remote stream on the last day of my salmon fishing trip on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Just like the previous five, […]

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Pacific lingcod fishing in Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island offers access to prime deep water species

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Sportsman’s Atlas Spring 2005 – By Chris Shaffer Earl Pullum doesn’t tell fish tales. When asked why anglers should fish the saltwater off Prince of Wales Island rather than dozens of other popular Alaska destinations he pondered for a few minutes while removing the hook from a 15-pound yelloweye pulled from the Clarence Strait. “Because […]

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