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Steelhead angler releases his fish

Alaska Steelhead Fishing Photos 2019

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

In 2019, guests and guides saw some thrilling Steelhead fishing action! Here in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest steelheading can be fast and furious. We had sport fishing writers, hosted fly shop groups, Orvis partners, and fishermen of all types and experience levels join us. The Steelhead fishery here at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge truly is […]

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IGFA world record Alaska Steelhead

Alaska Steelhead Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Names Common Name: Steelhead Trout/Rainbow Trout Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss Other Names: Chromers, Silver Bullets, Sea-run Rainbows, Gray ghosts, Rainbows or Square-tails Steelhead Description Color & Markings: Adult steelhead have two very different physical appearances. Adult rainbow trout do not. In the ocean, and for a time after returning to freshwater, steelhead are bright silver in color […]

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Fishing guide Jay Mar lands his first Alaska Steelhead of the season

Best Tactics for Fishing Alaska’s Steelhead Trout

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

by Chris Brewer Alaska Steelhead Fishing Despite their voracity, durability, and resilience, Steelhead Trout are, without a doubt, Alaska’s most high-maintenance fish. Fishing for these beauties is like spotting the hottest, most meticulous, intelligent, accomplished person around and deciding in advance, “That’s who I’m going to take home.” Steelhead fishing in Alaska takes prior planning, […]

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Chris Brewer catches her first Alaska Steelhead

Alaska Steelhead Fishing: Experience the Hunt, Prepare for a Fight, Savor the Release

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

by Chris Brewer Alaska steelhead fishing is one of the most sensual and gratifying fishing experiences in the world. It is a fishery for the dedicated, the patient. For the fishermen (and women) who enjoy the experience of the hunt as much as they do the catch. Those who are willing to put in a […]

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Alaska Steelhead Fishing Photos 2018

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Imagine catching wild Steelhead… Southeast Alaska’s sea-run Rainbow Trout. These trophy-class lunkers are typically in the 29 to 37-inch range here on Prince of Wales Island. Some exceed 40 inches, and they’ll all leave your heart pounding and your rod straining to meet the water! Join us in April and early May to land these […]

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Steelhead release

Fish Who’ve Never Seen a Fisherman

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Sportsman’s Atlas by Chris Shaffer Kenji King couldn’t see the river, nor could he hear it when he pulled his mid-’90s model Suburban onto a small pullout on the narrow, unmaintained, pothole-clogged dirt road. King had traveled an hour in the 4-wheel-drive vehicle now painted with mud and scratched by overgrown trees. He hadn’t seen […]

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Steelheading in Comfort

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

By Shel Benjamin Ambivalent would be the best way to describe my relationship with steelhead fishing. I love catching these strong acrobatic fish, but I always wonder if the discomfort I have to put up with is worth standing in frigid water and making a thousand casts. So when the WFF offered a steelhead trip […]

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