Fishing Seasons In Alaska
Know the best time of year for Alaska fishing
Alaska king salmon fishing
Not only does Alaska
provide some of the best fishing in the world, but the large variety
of fish species available makes for a long fishing season.
Anglers can gear up to fish nearly any time of year depending on the
types of fish they're interested in.
However, there are
particular times of year that offer better fishing in terms of
variety and abundance of fish. Fortunately for anglers, these
prime Alaska fishing seasons also occur during the most pleasant
times to visit.
For first time fishing tourists, early summer is an ideal season
to visit Alaska because it's the best time for king salmon fishing
and it's also a good time for halibut fishing. Early fall,
when silver salmon are plentiful, is also a great season for first
timers. Anglers with previous experience in Alaskan fishing
can design their trips based on the
fishing season for the species that they want to catch.
Alaskan Fishing Seasons By Fish Species
Season takes place from late April into June and then from August
into early October
Fishing for Halibut
Season runs from late May until early September
Season goes from early August through early October
Fishing for King
Season runs from late May into early July
Steelhead Trout Fishing
Season takes place from late
April to June and then from late September to November
Fishing for Red
Season goes from middle June into late July
Additional Considerations For Planning A Fishing Trip To Alaska
Fishermen should keep in mind the amount of daylight available in
the different seasons. Typically, summer months will give the
most hours of daylight and therefore are better for trips focused on
non-stop fishing. Also rain and pests should be considered.
In early fall, the climate will be much wetter than in the spring.
The warmest summer months bring dry weather, but also swarms of
mosquitoes. The price for
fishing guides and
by season. In most cases, peak times mean peak prices.
Some anglers may find that it's cheaper to do their fishing in the
early part of the season rather than mid season. Fishermen can
Alaska guide books
focused on the area where they're visiting to find more specific