Best Alaska Fishing Trips (Best Destinations)

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Kenai Peninsula
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The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula on the southern coast of Alaska.  The peninsula extends approximately 150 miles southwest from the Chugach Mountains, south of Ancorage.  It is separated from the mainland on the west by Cook Inlet and on the east by Prince William Sound.  Most of the peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Kenai Peninsula might be one of the most well-known vacation destinations in Alaska.  The Kenai River has been featured on fishing shows and talked about among fly fishermen as well as other anglers for years.  The salmon run is incredible on the Kenai River with 40 to 50 pound chinook salmon being common each year.  Whether you want to plan a trip to the Kenai River or some of the other popular waters to fish on the Kenai Peninsula, you have plenty of options to plan a fishing vacation to remember.  See towns below.

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Prince William Sound
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The Prince William Sound is a sound off the Gulf of Alaska on the south coast of Alaska.  It is located on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula.  Most of the land surrounding Prince William Sound is part of the Chugach National Forest, the second largest national forest in the U.S.  This area provides some spectacular scenery as it is ringed by the steep and glaciated Chugach Mountains.  Whitter, Cordova and Valdez are popular fishing vacation destinations where anglers target five species of Pacific salmon, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden.

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South Central Alaska
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South Central Alaska offers the most variety of fishing in the state of Alaska.  Saltwater fishing is available for all five species of Pacific salmon, halibut, rockfish and lingcod. Inland, anglers have the option to fish for salmon and trout in the rivers, lake trout & northern pike in the many inland lakes or grayling in streams.

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Southeast Alaska
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Southeast Alaska, also known as the inside passage, is known for having some tremendous fishing opportunities.  In this area, you will be primarily fishing out of the saltwater ports of Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway.  You can expect to catch a variety of fish here such as salmon, halibut, lingcod and rockfish.  Click on the towns that are listed below to find information on lodging, fishing guides & charters and other area businesses.

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Southwest Alaska
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Southwest Alaska offers its visitors some tremendous fishing opportunities.  Whether you plan on visiting the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Bristol Bay or the Aleutian Islands, you should be able to find accommodations and fishing charters to help you on your adventure.  Fish for five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, grayling and northern pike.  Click on the towns that are listed below to find information on lodging, fishing guides & charters and other area businesses.

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