Fishing Alaska: 2019 is still hot for families

Historically, my fishing activities have looked something like this: Sit on dock (or launch canoe), set up fishing pole, bait hook, toss line, put feet up, wait. Catching? Sometimes.  I didn’t grow up slaying salmon with dipnets, or hang around creeks waiting for a pink to strike the spinner, and maybe the sort of excitement […]

Slam’n Salm’n Fishing Derby Hosts Kids Day

Anchorage’s largest salmon derby, the Slam’n Salm’n King Derby, is scheduled for June 14-23 on the banks of Ship Creek. Anglers will have the opportunity to cast a line to help others, while also fishing for a chance to win exciting prizes. Fishing kids (and the grownups who love them): Saturday, June 15 is the […]

Fish the Kenai With Alaska Rivers Company

Catching a wild salmon in the 49th state is considered by many the pinnacle of fishing, especially on the Kenai River. This turquoise-colored, fast-moving and icy channel stretching 82 miles from Kenai Lake to Cook Inlet is the granddaddy river of the Kenai Peninsula, and a place where thousands gather each summer to catch kings, […]

Fishing Alaska With Kids

This story originally appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News 5/23/2017 I caught my first fish at Rocky Run Creek in Washington’s Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest when I was about 6 years old and camping with my family. It was a rainbow trout just over the 6-inch legal requirement, and I proudly carried it back to […]

Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast: Family-friendly and full of fun

Eagles chattered a welcome from the treetops as our boat slowly made its way into the sheltered refuge of Kasitsna Bay. A 30-minute ride across yawing Kachamak Bay from Homer had deposited our party of six onto a rocky, shell-strewn shoreline for a weekend of marine-based fun at Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast Adventure […]