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Fishing Alaska s Kenai Peninsula: A Complete Angler s Guide
Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Complete Angler's Guide
by Dave Atcheson
Paperback from Countryman Pr
ISBN: 0881505501

The ultimate guidebook to fishing one of the world's most beautiful backcountry spots.

Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is not merely a reference guide. It showcases the uniqueness of Alaska while emphasizing the universal passions that make the sport of fishing so compelling. With stories and anecdotes to complement the detailed specifics on stream access, timing, tactics, and equipment, this fascinating book will appeal not only to those planning a visit but to all those who have a love of fishing and only dream of going.

Atcheson provides information on both fly fishing and conventional spin casting in both fresh and salt water. He covers every style of fishing--from jigging for giant halibut off the coast, to float tubing for grayling and monster rainbow trout on quiet mountain lakes, to pursuing all the species of salmon that run up the streams of the Kenai Peninsula to spawn. He supplies detailed information on the well known "combat zones" that are so renowned for their large salmon and trout that anglers line up shoulder to shoulder in their pursuit. In addition, there's hard-to-find information on those out-of-the-way, beautiful stretches of water where one can still enjoy the beauty and the blessed solitude of the Alaskan wilderness. 30 black and white photographs, 5 illustrations, 10 maps, index.
 

· The only book dedicated to fishing this region--one of the fishing world's most fantasized-about venues.
· Detailed information on stream access that allows an angler to fish Alaska without spending thousands of dollars on lodging and guided fishing.
· Specific information on the timing of the different runs of salmon and trout in each body of water.

 
Alaska Fishing on a Budget: A First-Timer s Guide to Organizing and Planning an Economy Salmon Fishing Trip to the Last Frontier
Alaska Fishing on a Budget: A First-Timer's Guide to Organizing and Planning an Economy Salmon Fishing Trip to the Last Frontier
by Bernard R. Rosenberg
Paperback from Frank Amato Publications
ISBN: 1571882979

Have you always wanted to go fishing in Alaska, but figured it was way out of your budget? If so, then this book is for you. Bernard has almost 20 years of experience planning spin fishing trips to Alaska at a very affordable price. This complete trip-planning book includes: resources; timing your trip; best fishing locations; arranging your flight and itinerary; vehicle rental; equipment and necessities to bring; protection from bugs, bears, and rain; packing for the trip; stocking up in Anchorage; on the road; techniques; preserving and processing your catch; etiquette; and so much more. Bernard can orchestrate the perfect trip for the minimum amount of money, follow his blueprint and you can't go wrong.
 
The Highway Angler: Fishing Alaska s Road System. Fifth Edition.
The Highway Angler: Fishing Alaska's Road System. Fifth Edition.
by Gunnar Pedersen
Paperback from Fishing Alaska Publications
ISBN: 1578333660

The Highway Angler is the most comprehensive and informative guide book yet published on the subject of sport fishing Alaska's roadside waters. Packed with facts, cross-referenced, and easy to read, The Highway Angler tells you everything you need to know -- locations, access, species available, terminal gear, techniques, timing, and much more! It lists in detail more than 750 rivers, creeks, lakes, and saltwater hot spots along the state's major roads and highways from the U.S.-Canada border and the highland drainages of Yukon and Tanana rivers to Kachemak Bay and the popular Kenai Peninsula, and from the frigid coast of the Arctic Ocean to the surf-swept shores of Prince William Sound. For well over a decade, The Highway Angler has successfully guided thousands of people, both novice and expert alike, in discovering some of the best fishing in the world. This book is a must for any angler, whether local or visiting, who hopes to wet a line along Alaska's vast road system. These pages provide a thorough look at the opportunities available and the sport fish that inhabit the cold waters of The Last Frontier.

 
Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler s Guide, Deluxe Third Edition
Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler's Guide
by Limeres
Paperback from Publishers Design Group
ISBN: 1929170114

The most comprehensive guide. Covers all 17 major species, all methods, all six regions. Details on over 300 of the most productive locations. Information on regional climate/conditions, run timing, visitor services costs, trophy and record fishes, USGS map references, guides' tips, fishing regulations, trip planner, Alaska flies, cross-referenced index. Over 500 color photos, maps, charts, diagrams, and drawings.
 
Fly-Fishing Secrets Alaska s Best Guides
Fly-Fishing Secrets Alaska's Best Guides
by Will Rice
Paperback from Stackpole Books

  • Discover the richest fishing areas in Alaska: Bristol Bay, the Susitna Valley, Kodiak Island, Resurrection Bay, Southeast, the Lost Coast
  • Secrets for success straight from Alaska's most experienced local guides
  • Fly patterns and recipes for trout, king salmon, cohos, sockeyes, and steelhead

  • Alaska is a large and wild place, filled with incredible natural resources and some of the richest fisheries in the world. Though it is potentially a fly fisher's paradise, the diversity of its waters makes it difficult to know how to best fish each area. Tapping into local knowledge is the key to ensuring the exceptional quality of fishing that Alaska has to offer. This book reveals the most effective methods practiced by some of Alaska's greatest guides, including Nancy Morris Lyon, Chad Valentine, Dan Busch, and Luke Woodruff. These skilled anglers generously share their expertise and the techniques they've developed for every variety of fly fishing. As you gain insights into their approaches, you will learn how to choose the type of fishing and the trip that most appeals to you. Whether you're casting dry flies to grayling, swinging big leeches for steelhead, or stripping heavy baitfish patterns in the open ocean for salmon, you are guaranteed to enjoy the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime.

     
    Flyfisher s Guide to Alaska: Includes Light Tackle
    Flyfisher's Guide to Alaska: Includes Light Tackle
    by Scott Haugen, Dan Busch, Will Rice
    Paperback from Wilderness Adventures Press
    ISBN: 193209802X

    Alaska is the premier fishing destination for anglers from all over the world, and this is the ultimate guidebook to fishing in Alaska. This book covers all of the fabulous fishing opportunities throughout the Alaska: from the Artic to Bristol Bay, the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Peninsula, southeast Alaska, and the famed Iliamna region. The authors cover all of the great fishing opportunities from fishing out of a lodge, to floating one of the rivers for salmon and trout, to fishing the many streams and lakes via the road system or planning a successful do-it-yourself trip. They will show you how you can fly into Anchorage, rent a camper, and be catching trophy trout and salmon within hours of your arrival in Alaska. This 8 x 10, 464-page book contains over 150 fishing maps, hatch charts, and detailed fishing information on each river and lake along with information on the best times to go, where to go, what you need in equipment, where to stay, guides, outfitters, lodges, how to hire or rent an air taxi service, raft, or RV camper. The authors have over 80 years of flyfishing experience in Alaska. They focus on how to plan and have a successful do-it-yourself trip to catch trophy fish and save money in the process.
     
    Alaska River Maps and Fishing Guide
    Alaska River Maps & Fishing Guide
    by Ray Rychnovsky
    Paperback from Frank Amato Publications
    ISBN: 1571884254

    Finally, the ultimate book for anglers! Professional guides and expert anglers from all over the Northwest have teamed up to create these essential guidebooks. Each guide features numerous detailed maps, covering over 1,000 miles of river--and that's just the beginning. Each maps is packed with information, including: Roads and river access points; Drift-boat and power-boat landings; Peak fishing times for trout, salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and more; Insect hatches and hatch-timing chart; Fly-fishing and conventional tackle techniques; Fishing knots & tackle guide; Important services and accommodations for anglers, and the list goes on. Whether you're casting from the bank or fishing from a boat, these guides tell you where to be and when to be there. Keep one copy in your car, and another in your office so you always have the information you need, when you need it.
     
    Ocean Treasure: Commericial Fishing in Alaska (Teacher Resources) (Teacher Resources)
    Ocean Treasure: Commericial Fishing in Alaska (Teacher Resources) (Teacher Resources)
    by Terry Johnson
    Paperback from Alaska Sea Grant College Program
    Media Published: 2003-
    ISBN: 1566120802

    Ocean Treasure is a full-color book about the Alaska fishing industry. Author Terry Johnson provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the seafood industry, combined with color photos and drawings of fish and invertebrates and the gear used to harvest them. Ocean Treasure tells how to recognize fishing boats and gear, what the fish look like, and how good they taste. Readers are treated to an account of the fascinating history of Alaska fishing, insight into mariculture, how the fisheries are managed, and the lifestyle involved in subsistence fishing. The book also offers a bibliography, a glossary, and a full index. Visitors to Alaska whose curiosity is piqued by the fishing vessels and dock activity they see, as well as "armchair" Alaska tourists, will be rewarded by the information-packed pages presented in the easy-to-read, friendly text of this book.
     
    Red Summer: The Danger and Madness of Commercial Salmon Fishing in Alaska
    Red Summer: The Danger and Madness of Commercial Salmon Fishing in Alaska
    by Bill Carter
    Paperback from Schaffner Press, Inc.
    ISBN: 098243328X
    Painting a visceral portrait of the life of commercial fishermen in the remote Eskimo village of Egekik, Alaska, this intense memoir depicts the author's four summers spent with a crew of seasonal salmon netters. Distinguishing itself from a typical adventure, this recollection relates the unforgiving supervision of the experienced female crew-chief, who along with her rugged shipmates lives by the credo: do the work or leave. From an encounter with an overly-inquisitive grizzly bear and being swamped by a mother-ship in open waters to the customary run-ins with colorful locals, this record is certain to appeal to adventurers, nature lovers, and armchair travelers alike. In the tradition of Jon Krakauer, Peter Matthiessen, and Sebastien Junger, this is an honest and vivid story of what it means to leave so-called civilization behind for a life full of danger, excitement, untold beauty, and physically grueling work.
     
    Alaska Fishing on a Budget: A First-Timer's Guide to Organizing and Planning an Economy Salmon Fishing Trip to the Last Frontier
    by Bernard R. Rosenberg
    Paperback from Frank Amato Publications

    Alaska Rainbows: Fly-Fishing for Trout and Salmon in Alaska
    by Larry Tullis
    (Paperback)

    The Big Garage on Clear Shot : Growing Up, Growing Old, and Going Fishing at the End of the Road
    by Tom Bodett
    (Hardcover - September 1990)

    Boats of Alaska : An Artist's Guide to Commercial Fishing Boats
    Pedro Denton, Clem Tilliom
    Paperback

    Breakfast at Trout's Place : The Seasons of an Alaskan Flyfisher
    by Ken Marsh, Anthony Route
    (Paperback)

    Down in Bristol Bay : High Tides, Hangovers, and Harrowing Experiences on Alaska's Last Frontier
    by Bob Durr, Robert Durr
    Hardcover: 240 pages
    Publisher: Dunne Books; ISBN: 0312205295;

    Dream Fish and Road Trips : Alaska, Montana, and Beyond
    by E. Donnall Thomas
    (Hardcover)

    Fishing Alaska
    by Evan Swensen, Margaret Swensen
    Every angler dreams of fishing Alaska-the ultimate fishing experience, whether you are fly-fishing for native rainbow trout in pristine mountain streams or spin-casting for king salmon in glacier-fed rivers and saltwater bays. Add the backdrop of Alaska's spectacular mountains and wildlife, and you have the makings of an unforgettable experience. In Fishing Alaska, formerly The Angler's Guide to Alaska, long-time residents and outdoor writers Evan and Margaret Swensen describe more than 100 of Alaska's hottest river fishing spots from the Panhandle to the Yukon River. More than fifty easy-to-use charts and tables offer advice on when the fish are biting and how you can catch them-form trout salmon, or halibut to shellfish. The Swensens share local tips on the best flies and lures to use and provide dozens of detailed maps of the best fishing areas. Packed with practical advice and useful information, Fishing Alaska is a valuable reference for anyone who wants to enjoy Alaska's fabulous fishing. Amazon.com
    Paperback: 208 pages
    Falcon Publishing Company; ISBN: 1560445238; 2 edition (March )
     

    Alaska Blues : A Season of Fishing the Inside Passage
    Joe Upton
    Paperback: 256 pages
    Sasquatch Books; ISBN: 1570611564
     
    The Entangling Net : Alaska's Commercial Fishing Women Tell Their Lives
    by Leslie Leyland Fields
    (Paperback)

    Fishing Alaska on Dollars a Day
    by Christopher Batin
    (Paperback)

    Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Complete Angler's Guide
    by Dave Atcheson
    Paperback from Countryman Pr

     

    Fishing Up North: Stories of Luck and Loss in Alaskan Waters
    Fishing Up North: Stories of Luck and Loss in Alaskan Waters
    by Brad Matsen, Bradford Matsen
    Paperback from Alaska Northwest Books
     
    Flies for Alaska: A Guide to Buying & Tying
    by Anthony J. Route
    Spiral-bound from Johnson Books
    1991

    Flyfishing Alaska
    by Anthony J. Route
    Paperback from Johnson Books

    Fly-Fishing Alaska's Wild Rivers
    by Dan Heiner
    Paperback from Stackpole Books

    Kenai River (River Journal Series, No 5)
    by Anthony J. Route
    (Paperback)

    Field Guide to the Pacific Salmon (Adopt-A-Stream Foundation)
    by Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, Robert Steelquist
    (Paperback - August 1992)

    Flyfishing Alaska
    by Anthony J. Route
    (Paperback)

    Fishing for a Laugh : Reel Humor from Alaska
    by Lewis Freedman, et al
    (Paperback)

    Rods & Wings : A History of the Fishing Lodge Business in Bristol Bay, Alaska
    by Bo Bennett
    (Hardcover)

    Working on the Edge : Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession : King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas
    by Spike Walker
    (Paperback - April 1993)

    Alaska Fishing
    Rene Limeres, Gunnar Pedersen (Contributor)
    Paperback
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    Alaska Sportfishing (Alaska Geographic Guides)
    by Ernest Piper
    (Paperback)
    Out of Print - Try Used Books
     
     
     

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