6 09, 2019

Trout Fishing Alaska’s Quartz Lake


By: Chris Shaffer It's rare we hear that Pautzke salmon eggs don't work for trout. Meanwhile, minutes after signing a waiver and going over the boat inspection at Alaska's Quartz Lake the owner of Quartz Lake Boat Rentals told us to wait at the dock. She ran back up to the boat rental office, grabbed [...]

Trout Fishing Alaska’s Quartz Lake2019-10-31T08:54:23-07:00
28 02, 2018

Alaska Ice Fishing Update


By: Dustin Slinker Early ice season in South Central Alaska was tougher than normal due to erratic weather patterns. However, as winter winds down conditions are improving and we are now on solid ice. With more than 20 inches of good ice on the majority of the lakes we’ve been on the fishing opportunities are [...]

Alaska Ice Fishing Update2019-10-31T08:53:49-07:00
30 08, 2017

The Perfect Cure For Alaska Silver Salmon


By: Dustin Slinker Whether you are curing eggs to fish in the Anchorage Bowl or looking to target late season silvers in other Alaska tributaries this egg curing process will help you catch more fish. I use Fire Cure to cure my eggs. The reason I do is when applying it you’ll end up with [...]

The Perfect Cure For Alaska Silver Salmon2018-04-18T18:57:33-07:00
29 08, 2017

Valdez Alaska Seeing Good Silver Bite


By: Chris Shaffer It took a mere 15 seconds to catch our first silver salmon out of Valdez and the bite didn’t slow down after. It was reminiscent of several years ago when Tim Bouchard of Valdez Outfitters used our Fire Brine herring to nab easy limits in a few short hours while filming Pautzke [...]

Valdez Alaska Seeing Good Silver Bite2018-04-18T18:57:36-07:00
27 08, 2017

Alaska Trout Grabbing New Fire Balls


By: Chris Shaffer Driving along the Richardson Highway on our way to salmon fish in Valdez Pautzke pro staffer Mike Wickkiser and I noticed a small waterfall on the left side of the road roughly 200 yards down an embankment. It was classic Alaska scenery upstream of a high mountain lake, looked trouty and we [...]

Alaska Trout Grabbing New Fire Balls2018-04-18T18:57:39-07:00
24 08, 2017

Greater Anchorage Area Loaded with Salmon


By: Chris Shaffer Last year at this time thousands of local anglers and us were frustrated beyond belief as walks along most creeks in the Anchorage Bowl and Turnagain Arm produced few encounters with silvers. This August has been the opposite. The greater Anchorage area is flooded with silvers, which brings up the unthinkable question. [...]

Greater Anchorage Area Loaded with Salmon2018-04-18T18:57:39-07:00
15 08, 2017

Alaska’s Ship Creek Loaded with Silvers


By: Dustin Slinker It’s been a bounce back year for silver salmon on Ship Creek. We are coming off the heels of last year where silver salmon were poor in South Central Alaska. Not only is the run size larger than previous years, but the fish are greater in size. It’s been impressive. I think [...]

Alaska’s Ship Creek Loaded with Silvers2018-04-18T18:57:45-07:00
14 08, 2017

Learn to Catch More Halibut with Glitter Butt Juice


By: Terry Wiest Much of the West Coast offers quality halibut fishing. Halibut are most commonly targeted while anchored. Last year I blogged about my “Golf Ball Scent Bomb” that crushed halibut. This year on a recent trip to Alaska that same setup produced a 160lb fish and others. Click here if you’d like to [...]

Learn to Catch More Halibut with Glitter Butt Juice2018-04-18T18:57:46-07:00
8 07, 2017

Alaska’s Susitna Drainage Now Open to Bait


By: Andy Couch Mark the date — the Susitna River drainage north of Anchorage, Alaska opens to bait and scent fishing on Friday July 14, 2017.  Because of low king salmon numbers the entire Susitna River drainage was closed to king salmon fishing on July 3, and bait fishing had been restricted in the Deshka [...]

Alaska’s Susitna Drainage Now Open to Bait2018-04-18T18:57:59-07:00
12 06, 2017

The Perfect Cure For Alaska’s Ship Creek


By: Dustin Slinker Curing eggs can be fun and easy. Below is how we cure our eggs when targeting king salmon on Ship Creek in Anchorage, Alaska. When fishing Ship Creek for king salmon I like my eggs to be a bright red. Meanwhile, when fishing pressure is extremely high I’ll cure some eggs in [...]

The Perfect Cure For Alaska’s Ship Creek2018-04-18T18:58:07-07:00
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