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The Alaska Roadside Angler's Guide is the ultimate reference guide for knowing: the when, where, what and how-to of sport fishing the hottest roadside fisheries in south-central Alaska. If it's a major sport fish species or destination that can be accessed by a road or highway it's covered in this full color book. Designed to be a valuable aid in planning successful fishing trips whether the angler is a first time visitor to Alaska or a long time local resident. The contents have been logically broken down into key areas of pertinent information so that the reader can quickly glean the information they want and need.
Starting out with Fishing the Road System , the angler is introduced to how to plan for their trip of a lifetime or afternoon getaway. Geared for the do-it-yourself angler, helpful tips relating to timing, trip length, hiring a guide, transportation and accommodations are covered.
The Alaska Roadside Species section is a thorough introduction to the angler s quarry. Sixteen different species or groups of fish are highlighted. The most abundant and pursued species are covered individually in detail, describing the best places to find them, the best techniques and best dates to catch them. As different as a dainty grayling is from a bruiser king salmon and an arctic char is from a monster salmon shark, so is the knowledge needed to pursue and catch each species. The most popular angling strategies along with the most popular lures, flies and baits the consistent producers are discussed with reference to which fish they will work best on.
The key to fishing success is often being in the right place at the right time, and in Alaska this more often than not is crucial to success. In the Areas & Locations section south-central Alaska is broken down into six regions with the twenty-two best of the best Hot Spots available are highlighted and covered in detail, describing the where and when thoroughly. Each Hot Spot includes a location overview, maps, detailed information on each key species - including unique run time charts and what the most successful techniques commonly used on this particular water are. In addition to the Hot Spots each region has an additional overview of other productive waters and opportunities available within that area. Each regional section ends with a valuable listing of area fishing derbies, services, accommodations, and local information resources.
By studying the information provided, whether the quarry of choice is rainbow trout or silver salmon, the angler will know when to be there, where to fish and which waters potentially hold the trophies. This Areas & Locations section of the book is sure to become the reference bible for many Alaskan fishermen. It will be the main resource that serious local anglers will turn to, to govern their lives by each summer.
The Alaska Roadside Angler s Guide was created by two local Alaskan anglers and is the culmination of over 50 combined years of experience fishing the numerous rivers, streams, lakes, and bays accessible by the state s roads and highways. In addition to the personal observations of the creators -- professional sport fishing guides, state and federal agencies have all contributed vital pieces of information as well, making this book what it is today: the most comprehensive publication covering the best angling Hot Spots along south-central Alaska s road system.