How to Catch Shrimp: That’s Shrimpin’ Part 2
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
5d ago
How to catch shrimp is the question you need answered now that you’re all fired up and ready to harvest your own. Current Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations allow us to fish up to three pots per vessel, of which only two may be fished in areas of the western sound including Culross Passage, Cochrane Bay, Blackstone Bay, Passage Canal and most of Port Wells. by Nick Olzenak One pot is plenty if you spend time in the Sound on a regular basis, but maximizing your effort by fishing two pots in the western sound will certainly increase the chance of filling the freezer faster! Sh ..read more
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Guide to Shrimping in Prince William Sound
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
5d ago
Shrimping enthusiasts love Prince William Sound for its abundant shrimp populations and breathtaking scenery. Learn how to fill your pots and freezer with this delicious, sweet shrimp. by Nick Olzenak Shrimping Part 1: Getting Started Prince William Sound (PWS) spot shrimp make some amazing cuisine. The reason Prince William Sound spot shrimp are so popular is their purely sweet and delicious flavor. There is simply not a way you could prepare them that isn’t absolutely decadent! PWS Shrimp are so sweet and flavorful that if they are cleaned and frozen properly, they can taste deliciously ..read more
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State of the Salmon
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
2w ago
State of the Salmon: The declining populations of wild salmon pose a significant concern. Discover insights from biologists on the current situation and learn about actionable steps you can take to contribute to conservation efforts. With barely a moment to even settle in, it happened. Like a lightning strike, and in such an uncustomary short period of time, the rod next to my fishing partner lurched forward. It was a “takedown” so savage it actually rocked the drift boat, catapulting us into the excitement and insanity that every king angler craves. A strain on the rod so tremendous it ..read more
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Wild Alaska Halibut Marsala
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
2w ago
Halibut marsala brings the mild, sweet flavor of wild caught Alaska halibut to the earthiness of mushrooms and marsala sauce. Recipe provided by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Servings: 4 Halibut Marsala Ingredients: 4, 6-oz Alaska halibut fillets ¼ c seasoned flour, divided 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 4 tbsp. butter 2 c mushrooms, sliced 4 tbsp. shallots, finely chopped 2 tsp garlic, sliced ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves (save the stems) 25 g Marsala wine 2 c fish stock 3 tbsp. créme fraîche 1 tsp. flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 c Bloomsdale spinac ..read more
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April 2024 Gear Bag
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
2w ago
What stuff do you need for fishing? A state fishing license, fishing rod and reel, line, fishing weights, fishhooks, and a selection of  bait or lures is just the start. Below are the latest favorites in fishing gear curated by the seasoned anglers at Fish Alaska. Scent Striker Skirted Vortaks scentstriker.com Scent Striker’s new weapon in the salmon bite wars is the Skirted Vortaks. Think of it like a tricked-out bullet for your fishing line; a turbo-finned head design with dazzling skirt color and material combinations spinning around your fishing line like an irresistible wounded b ..read more
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Kenai Sockeye Counts: 2024 Kenai and Kasilof Red Salmon Forecast
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
1M ago
Kenai sockeye counts, as well as Kasilof sockeye counts forecast, are helpful tools for planning your Alaska trip. Whether sockeye fishing in Alaska is the primary focus of your trip or just a one-day excursion of a larger-scaled adventure, timing makes all the difference. Fortunately, the peak of the sockeye salmon run aligns perfectly with the peak of summer, when we see the best weather. Blog by Dallas Voss, Explore Kenai, LLC The decline of Kenai Chinook has paved the way for Kenai sockeye counts to shine. Sockeye now dominate as the preferred salmon to target on the Kenai Peninsula. Th ..read more
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The Story of Wool
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
1M ago
Wool excels for outdoor pursuits like fishing, thanks to its sustainability, breathability, thermo-regulating properties, and other benefits. Today's anglers have many good garment choices made of Merino wool. © Mashting Putelis Throughout the millennia, wool has been unmatched by other textiles in terms of its naturally occurring properties that have kept us humans (and let’s not forget the sheep) safe and warm in all environments from the arid deserts to the arctic regions of the world. The History of Wool The use of wool for clothing dates back thousands of years, making it one of t ..read more
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Salmon Noodle Bowl: Glass Noodles with Wild Alaska Salmon
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
1M ago
Salmon noodle bowl, starring glass noodles and wild-caught Alaska salmon, is elevated with the addition of edamame and peanut sauce. This delectable fusion dish combines the delicate texture of glass noodles with the rich flavor of the salmon, while the edamame adds a pop of freshness and nutritional value. Drizzled with creamy peanut sauce, this bowl bursts with savory and nutty notes, offering a satisfying and well-balanced meal. Recipe provided by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Salmon Noodle Bowl Ingredients: Bowl: 2, 6 oz wild Alaska salmon fillets 3½ oz of glass noodles ½ c fr ..read more
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Hook Removal Tool: The Greatest Piece of Fishing Gear You Can Make Yourself
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
1M ago
Hook removal tools, such as quick-release devices, are increasingly favored by anglers to minimize fish impact during catch-and-release, enhancing survival rates and promoting sustainable fishing practices. Discover the skill of crafting your own quick-release hook removal tool. Story by Alexa Millward Maximizing Fish Survival with Hook Removal Tools As catch-and-release fishing has grown in popularity, so has the conversation around minimal-impact fish handling. We are heartened to see many anglers thoughtfully approach their catch-and-release practices to increase the rates of survival ..read more
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Editors’ Choice Awards: Best Camp Cookware
Fish Alaska Magazine
by Heather Lee
1M ago
Best camp cookware is essential for outdoor culinary adventures. The editors at Fish Alaska have selected the must-have gear for your next camping trip. Alongside recommendations for durable cookware, we share a favorite Alaska recipe book, top picks for beef jerky, and more to elevate your outdoor dining experience. Best Camp Cookware Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky oldtrapper.com We always take snacks with us on the boat, or in the backpack. Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky is becoming a mainstay in our tester’s kit. He says he likes it better than the other brands he’s tried. O ..read more
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