Conquer the World of Alaska Sport and Fly Fishing
by Roy Witman © 2008
According to experts, Alaska has some of the best
fishing in the country. The oceans, rivers and lakes
are packed with record-breaking salmon, rainbow
trout, arctic char, halibut and more. Alaska is home to
five different species of Pacific salmon. But even if
Alaska didn't hold the world record for king salmon, it
would still provide some of the most breathtaking
nature views on the face of the earth.
Alaska is portioned into five distinct regions, each
covering thousands of square miles: south central,
southeast, southwest, interior and far north. Each
offers its own distinct challenges. Whether you're into
sport fishing or fly fishing, you'll find a thrill a minute as
you battle with some of the most challenging species
in the U.S.
This is unlike any other fishing expedition you've
ever been on before. Fish cruise-ship style aboard
luxury boats with kitchens, cabins and bathrooms.
You'll be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship and
ushered through parts of scenic Alaska before
reaching your dock. Day and half-day tours are
available. Not a fisherman (or fisherwoman)? Use
this opportunity to photograph eagles, sea lions, and
humpback and killer whales, all just feet away.
Fishing licenses are available onboard the fishing
vessel. Snacks or lunch is provided, depending on
the length of the fishing excursion. Best of all, your
catch can be processed, frozen and shipped to your
home for an additional charge.
Take flight before you set sail! You'll embark on
two adventures in one as licensed seaplane captain
and crew whisk you away to secluded rivers and
streams for a day of fly fishing. During your seaplane
flight, you'll enter the Inside Passage - home to brown
and black bear, moose, deer and other wildlife that
can frequently be spotted from the air.
If you book a cruise to Alaska on Princess Cruises,
you'll have the option of participating in this truly
unique excursion. Princess describes this tour by
saying, “An experienced bush pilot flies you to a
remote stream or tidal estuary aboard a floatplane.
Depending on the season, you may pursue one of four
varieties of Pacific salmon or Dolly Varden and
cutthroat trout. Whether you're an experienced or
novice angler, your guide is available to assist
“In addition to excellent fishing opportunities,
wildlife sightings are common. As a conservation
measure, fishing is conducted on a catch-and-release
basis.” All gear and equipment are provided.
Alaska fishing is an excellent getaway for families
and other groups or as an annual “guy's adventure.”
When you add the stunning beauty to the action of
world-class fishing, you'll have vacation memories you
won't forget anytime soon.
Read more about Alaska Cruises.