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Salmon Fishing Alaska Salmon Fishing Charters
Posted by glock on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 (01:48:48) (14207 reads)

Alaska Salmon fishing can be amazing. The thought of catching an Alaska King Salmon can conjure up visions of hour-long fights and King Salmon so big they bust nets! Alaska is known world-wide as the place to go for giant King Salmon charters, and you can fish amid some of the most incredible scenery on the continent.

Alaska Salmon fishing can be amazing. The thought of catching an Alaska King Salmon can conjure up visions of hour-long fights and King Salmon so big they bust nets! Alaska is known world-wide as the place to go for giant King Salmon charters, and you can fish amid some of the most incredible scenery on the continent. The Alaska Salmon state record for King Salmon is currently 97 pounds. The thought of catching an Alaska Salmon can conjure up visions of hour-long fights and King Salmon so big they bust nets! Alaska is known world-wide as the place to go for giant King Salmon charters.

Imagine fishing for Coho Salmon where the fish are so thick they come up under the boat. Many charters actually chum for Coho creating such an envirnment. Coho Salmon are well regarded for their tenacious, acrobatic fight. Silver Salmon average 8-10 lbs with fish up to 20 pounds taken each year.

By hiring an Alaska Salmon Charter and Salmon fishing guide, you can enhance your next trip and learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime. Here are some tips to selecting an Alaska Salmon Fishing Guide.

  • Decide where you would like to go fishing and what kind of fish you would like to catch.
  • Contact a bait shop in the area you plan on fishing and inquire about guides and charter services in the area. Alaska Salmon has many potentials.
  • Plan far in advance. Good guides will have busy schedules, so don't wait until the last minute to call them.
  • Contact the guides and have a brief conversation with each one. Ask them what a typical day will be like, what their rates are, and whether they can provide any equipment you might need.
  • Ask for references and don't be shy about contacting the references.
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Selecting an Alaska Salmon Guide and finding an appropriate Alaska Salmon Charter may be a process, but good selection can make or break your trip.

Salmon Fishing Ketchican Alaska Salmon Charters and Vacations
Posted by glock on Monday, November 10, 2008 (20:19:11) (9791 reads)

Ketchikan is known as the "Salmon Capitol of the World". Ketchikan is a small community located on Revillagidedo island which is on the edge of Alaska in some of the greatest salmon fishing waters. The waters include five unique types of salmon; Chinook Salmon, King Salmon, Red or Sockeye Salmon, Silver or Coho Salmon, Pink of Humpback Salmon, and Chum.

One of the great things about Charters in Ketchikan is the fish are a very short ride from the harbors. Often times, the Salmon or only 15 minutes away. More time in the water and less of a boat ride. What more could you ask for. Many of these Ketchican, Alaska Charters offer a complete package which includes lodging, delicious Alaskan meals, and beautiful views. Ketchikan also offers a historic downtown and numerous totem pole parks.

Alaska Airlines offers flights in and out of Ketchikan several times a day. A typical Alaskan Salmon adventure would start with arriving on Alaska Airlines. A rental van is available and can be reserved at the Ketchikan Airport. There are many different charters to chose from with an average trip lasting three days.

Ketchikan Alaska offers excitement for your Salmon adventure.

General Fishing Canada Fishing Fly In
Posted by glock on Thursday, November 20, 2008 (08:11:25) (8574 reads)

If you're looking for a change of fishing scenary, consider a Canada Fishing Fly-in trip. Canada Fly-In fishing trips offer Giant Trophy Northern Pike, Tasty fat walleye, Big brook trout, and amazing smallmouth bass.

Canada offers many private lakes with beautiful cabins. Fly-in fishing trips are offered in many areas of Canada. Ontario, Canada offers picturesque lakes in the wilderness. There are many fly-in business to chose from. Many offer personalized fishing vacations which include a clean, comfortable fly-in fishing cabin. Nestor falls is considered the heart of Canada's wilderness area and is located in a beautiful remote location.

A Canadian fly-in fishing vacation is about fun and freedom... the freedom to fish when you want to fish, eat when you want to eat, relax when you want to relax. Years of conservation fishing has kept our Canadian fisheries pristine for walleye, northern pike, and lake trout. Explore over 120 islands, and 200 miles of shoreline on two lakes of exclusive waters with our excellent waterproof maps.. You can fish someplace different every day with excellent results.

If you are looking for a Canadian Fly In Fishing trip, consider Ontario, Canada.

Salmon Fishing Hot Shots in Rivers
Posted by glock on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (00:06:33) (12104 reads)

® Luhr Jensen Technical Information Sheet #8822-005, Hot Shots in Rivers

Tech Sheet Hot Shots in Rivers

The Hot Shot is a self-planing, diving lure. Its design incorporates a built-in planing bill which makes it dive when pulled through the water the faster it’s pulled, the deeper it dives.

Because of this built-in, natural swimming action, Hot Shots are often used with no additional weight attached to the line. You simply use the existing river current or reel in line to make the plug dive.

The big advantage of using a non-weighted plug is that the lure will naturally follow the river currents, guiding it around snags and rocks, while still maintaining a position near the bottom, the home of most game fish.

When rigging to use Hot Shots, most any rod and reel combination is acceptable. The choice will depend on your personal preference. However, the Hot Shotting technique has resulted in some very specialized rods being manufactured for salmon and steelhead, and "Hot Shot" actions are commonplace. These rods feature a heavy butt, with a light, sensitive tip that allows maximum visual contact of the lure’s action. As you become more familiar with the technique, you may wish to purchase one of these specialized rods.

Line choices are important in relation to how deep you wish the plug to dive. Light monofilament lines generate less water resistance and allow the Hot Shot to dive deeper, while heavier lines will increase friction and produce a shallower dive. Braided "superlines" offer an outstanding combination of incredible strength and small diameter that provides maximum power, without sacrificing dive depth. Unique in design, Rapala® Titanium® Stretch Braid offers both those advantages along with 7% stretch to cushion hard strikes. Choose 20- to 30-pound braid (8- to 10-pound diameter) for trout and 50- to 65-pound (14- to 20-pound diameter) for steelhead and salmon. When fishing braids, it's common to add a barrel swivel and three-foot monofilament leader between the mainline and lure.

General Fishing Choosing the right fishing line
Posted by glock on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (09:19:27) (10046 reads)

Line is arguably the single most important equipment item for fishermen. It plays a key role in bait and lure presentation, in hooking fish, and in landing the fish one hooks. Yet most anglers remain confused and uneducated about the types of line now available, and the special properties each exhibits. That's unfortunate, because understanding the pros and cons of different line types, and using that knowledge to employ the right lines in the right situations, can greatly improve one's fishing success. This article was written to help in that respect.


In 1938, DuPont announced the discovery of nylon, a "group of new synthetic superpolymers" that could be made into textile fibers stronger and more elastic than cotton, silk, wool, or rayon. The next year, DuPont began commercial production of nylon monofilament fishing line. This new line, primitive by today's standards, didn't catch on immediately; older fishing lines, particularly braided Dacron, remained popular for the next two decades. In 1958, however, DuPont introduced Stren, a thinner line of more uniform quality that could be used with different types of reels, including newly introduced spinning and spincasting tackle. This line was quickly embraced by fishermen, and led to a boom in sportfishing popularity because it helped make fishing much easier. Monofilament products remain popular, accounting for more than two-thirds of all fishing lines sold. As the name suggests, this is a single-component product. It is formed through an extrusion process in which molten plastic is formed into a strand through a die. This process is relatively inexpensive, producing a less costly product--that being the main reason monos are so widely popular. But it's important to remember that cheaper brands of monofilament usually don't receive the quality-control attention, additives and attention in the finishing process that premium-grade lines receive. As a result, they may not offer the superb blend of tensile strength, limpness, abrasion resistance, and knot strength characteristic of more expensive monos. In other words, you get what you pay for. Cheap off-brand monos usually don't perform as well as more expensive name brands, so "buyer beware." If you decide to use monofilament, test several name brands and stick with those you come to know and trust.

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