I have grown up an avid fisherman. I attribute this to my father’s love of the outdoors, and even though he doesn’t share my love of fishing, he provided many different opportunities for me to learn to fish growing up. Fishing for me is a chance to relax, get away from the cares of the world, and enjoy nature at its finest. No place is better for getting as far away from civilization as possible as Alaska. Alaska fishing is different than any other place I have fished in my life. Everything is bigger in Alaska – the mountains, the waters, the fish, the wildlife, and the wide open spaces. If you are looking for a retreat, look no further than the 49th ’Last Frontier’ state.
Why Alaska Fishing?
The beauty of Alaska fishing is that you’re only likely fishing companions will be your guide, the bald eagle, and possible grizzly bears. If you are an avid angler, than you know that the more convenient a fishing location is, the more fishing pressure it receives. A lot of fishing pressure means easily spooked fish and cranky fishermen, always a bad combination. Alaska fishing adventures will allow you to get away from casual fishermen and finicky fish while you pursue remote waters and fish.
Alaska Fishing Job Opportunities
I have always wanted to be a fly fishing guide in Alaska. If it weren’t for my degree, subsequent job offers and familial responsibilities, I would probably have left big city life long ago for Alaska fishing jobs as either a guide or commercial fisherman. There are many opportunities to find work, but there are sacrifices that I wasn’t able to make. If you are thinking of an Alaska fishing job, possibilities range from becoming an Alaska salmon fishing guide, a commercial salmon, halibut, or tuna fisherman, or other deep sea fishing such as crab fishing (think the Most Dangerous Catch on the Discovery channel).
I know working in the fishing industry doesn’t appeal to most anglers. A majority of fishermen enjoy it as a hobby, and possibly an escape from stress filled lives. If you have never gotten away to Alaska for a fishing trip, than you need to plan a trip immediately. Alaska fishing trips will help you recharge your batteries, giving you the energy to continue the daily routine – mostly by giving you something to hope for in the near future. What gets me through the mundane work year is the hope that each new year will bring me another opportunity to plan a fishing adventure to the remote, fish infested waters of Alaska.
Planning An Alaska Fishing Trip
While going on a fishing trip to Alaska is anything but convenient and cheap, there are Alaska fishing packages that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, because you will need both to reel in the many different salmon and trout opportunities. Plan your trip well in advance. Last minute bookings with lodges and guide services, as well as travel arrangements, are extremely pricey in Alaska. Compare prices. If you plan on using Alaska fishing charters to fish for sea salmon or halibut, shop around. We live in the internet age, where virtually every company, from Wall Street mega companies all the way down to small Alaskan guide services and charters, have a website. To get the best deal on your trip, you will need to read some Alaska fishing trips reviews and compare prices.
Fishing in the great state of Alaska is a wonderful way to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors. As you plan your trip, do your best to refrain yourself from dropping all your responsibilities back home. The anticipation of fishing in Alaska has that affect on a lot of fishermen!
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