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Fishing

There's never a bad time to go fishing in Anchorage. Frozen lakes and saltwater kings keep anglers busy in winter, but the fishing craze really heats up in summer. From huge salmon runs of Ship Creek near downtown to monster halibut in the waters of Cook Inlet and beyond, Anchorage is an exhilarating place to cast a line.

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Anglers await salmon coming up Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage.
Anglers await salmon coming up Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. ©Visit Anchorage/Cathryn Posey

Fishing Articles

The dream of landing a trophy fish lures people from around the globe to Anchorage, where urban angling is just a stone’s throw from downtown and remote fly in fishing in the Alaska wilderness is an...
Wild-caught and exquisitely prepared, Alaska seafood figures heavily into local cuisine, just begging for a squirt of lemon, some butter and a fork.
Those fish you missed in summer? They’re still there in winter in the many lakes of Southcentral Alaska. Drill for your dinner with an Alaska ice-fishing outing.
A means of survival, a rite of passage and an unforgettable experience, hunting in Alaska is a world-class sport.
Reel in the best catch of the day for the chance to win big during Anchorage’s only king salmon fishing derby benefiting those in need through the Downtown Soup Kitchen.