Alaska fishing vacations can be the trip of a lifetime for the avid fisherman. The challenge can be all around the state and off the coast as well. The high mountain lakes and streams flow down and join the ocean deep. All of this H2O is filled with too many varieties of fish to count. Mountain streams add a bit of terrain to the mix while ocean depths give fish more room to fight. You will find Alaska to be one of the best places to drop a line and see what hooks on.
Do you want something different than the typical salmon and halibut? Alaska fishing vacations can give you any mixture you want. Most of the major rivers and streams have trout just waiting to take your challenge. The southern coast of Alaska proper will give you the pike and whitefish challenge. The depths of the ocean will give you an even wider variation of possibilities. Does the western part of the state draw you? Expect to hook a burbot, pike or grayling when you cast your line.
But, salmon needs to be added to all Alaska fishing vacations. Try the ocean depths below the Arctic Circle. During their growing and adult years, salmon swim at many depths and can be found just about anywhere. You can try to catch one of each of five varieties that populate the waters of the state. The bait will lead you to the fight of your life when the salmon take it. They can move in many and any direction with the wide open waters. When the call to mate is made, move inland to see them move upstream. They will continue to give you a fight and the terrain will be part of the match. But watch out for the bears. They might want that fish you have your eye on.
All Alaska fishing vacations should add halibut to the menu. These deep water behemoths come up to the shallower depths to feed during the summer. This is the prime time to take a swing at one of them. And make sure your bait and tackle are up to the challenge of these ninety pound monsters of the deep. Take the advice of your charter captain for the best ride. These bottom feeders can be found off the southern coast of the state and are just waiting for you to issue a challenge.