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The Complete Guide to Fishing in Alaska for Residents & Visitors

For many visitors to Alaska, fishing is a can’t-miss activity. For many residents, it’s a way of life—a family pastime, a way to put dinner on the table, and a pathway to sustaining traditions and cultural practices. Whether you’re considering a vacation in Alaska, planning a move to the Last Frontier, or researching Alaska’s wildlife regulations as a resident, we’ll show you everything you need to know about fishing in Alaska. We’ll cover: What kind of fishing you’ll find in Alaska for visitors and residents Whether you need a license for fishing in Alaska What kind of fish you can catch in Alaska Where to […]

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Know Your Salmon: The 5 Varieties You’ll Find in Alaska

Salmon fishing is one of those quintessential Alaska activities. In fact, a yearly average of 120,000 sport anglers catch close to a million salmon in Southeast Alaska each year. Considering the fact that you can find five different species of Pacific salmon in the state, Alaska is practically the perfect destination for any angler. Whether you want to enjoy the sport or the spoils, check out our guide to the five types of Pacific salmon you’ll find in Alaska. We’ll include some fun stats to get your competitive blood boiling, as well as cooking notes so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. (Or […]

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9 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Anchorage

Did you know that nearly 40% of Alaskans call Anchorage their home? When you expand that area beyond the city of Anchorage to include the entire Matanuska-Susitna Borough, that percentage increases to 55%. In other words, more than half of Alaska’s population can be found within 25,258 square miles. That’s pretty extraordinary when you consider that the state encompasses an expansive 663,300 square miles. Maybe it’s not news to you that the Anchorage area is a popular one in Alaska—and maybe you’re considering a move there yourself. If that’s the case, our Anchorage-based team has compiled a list of nine must-knows to help you prepare […]

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