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    I've been fishing around anchorage just a little bit this winter I've hit jewel lake a few times caught probably 200 Kokanee in 4 trips kept maybe 20 for eating ( delicious ) and 1 14" dolly but I want to catch some rainbows. During the summer I went over to taku lake and saw tons of small rainbows but I also saw a few jumping out towards the middle that had to be 2 or 3 pounds. I would love any help I'm new to ice fishing in anchorage could use all the help I can get.

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    If you have access to get on base (JBER) I would suggest giving them a shot. I have had great success on lakes such as six mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jksteve89 View Post
    If you have access to get on base (JBER) I would suggest giving them a shot. I have had great success on lakes such as six mile.
    Ok hmm I don't think I could get on but thanks for the tip

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    First: I heard from a source, who recently attended an "ice fishing seminar" in Ancorage by some "experts", that fishing at Finger Lake was good for dinker size rainbows. LOL

    Second: You can get access to the JBER for fishing. Since ADF&G stocks the lakes on military land, the military agrees to allow access to everyone in the genral public (including non-military) for recreational activities (fishing/hunting/hiking/etc). Provided they are not using the area for military training. You need to obtain a recreational access pas (RAP card) and check in with the online or by telephone with your assigned accesss number.

    Here is a link: http://www.usartrak.com/

    There is also some maps you can download too.

    http://www.wainwright.army.mil/env/Outdoor.html

    The above link is also helpful, as it provides an additional link on the page for a handbook supplement PDF. The handbook has additional informtion about recreational activties on military land.

    There are some really good lakes which hold decent size fish, and have easy access. The lakes and information about them can also be found in a favorite book of mine: The Alaska Highway Angler

    Good luck, hope you can stay away from the dinkers..lol
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    example of a fish caught on military land

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    example of a fish caught on military land

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    Lol which lake was that? Thats the first ive seen

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    That's on Military land around Fairbanks eh. Maybe the YTA or Tanana Flats?
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    It is Grayling Lake a couple years ago....true, not every lake will be the same.

    This was for the shock and awe campaign..lol

    Try Otter, Clunie, Walden, and Thompson lakes down south.

    example of an Anchorage bowl area rainbow trout..lol...Beer Can Lake by the way

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    Ok thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    It is Grayling Lake a couple years ago....true, not every lake will be the same.

    This was for the shock and awe campaign..lol

    Try Otter, Clunie, Walden, and Thompson lakes down south.

    example of an Anchorage bowl area rainbow trout..lol...Beer Can Lake by the way

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    Thats more like it lol...they are some nice ones in clunie, and six mile by nice i mean 17"-22".

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    Quote Originally Posted by poarch0 View Post
    Thats more like it lol...they are some nice ones in clunie, and six mile by nice i mean 17"-22".
    Verify regs on 6 Mile.
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    Verify regs on 6 Mile.
    Upper six mile lake on post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poarch0 View Post
    Upper six mile lake on post?
    http://jber.isportsman.net/docs/fish...2.pdf?sfvrsn=2
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    I stand corrected prolly not worth going to six mile this season.

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    I fished taku lake today for 4 hours a foot of ice not much for fish caught 3 blackfish and a baby bow. Wouldn't recommend taku.

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    I would be willing to meet up with you sometime on a weekend and escort you on base to go fishing if you want

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    I remember Jewel Lake used to have the brute stock rainbows in it when I'd fish there when I was younger (like 4lb + rainbows). I also swear I caught a Burbot. I was only 14, but Ill never forget bringing it up on the dock and not knowing *** it was, then when I finally a saw a burbot, I know thats what I caught. I've been told it was probably a blackfish, but this thing was probably 3-4 lbs (I was told Blackfish are generally pretty small). We threw it back because we weren't sure what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    It is Grayling Lake a couple years ago....true, not every lake will be the same.

    This was for the shock and awe campaign..lol

    Try Otter, Clunie, Walden, and Thompson lakes down south.

    example of an Anchorage bowl area rainbow trout..lol...Beer Can Lake by the way

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    Only if your military or its so hard and long to get on to fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by cariboumaster View Post
    Only if your military or its so hard and long to get on to fish
    Are you refering to access through the gate when you want to go fishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    Are you refering to access through the gate when you want to go fishing?
    I played devils advocate today and called all the military base visitor centers (both North and South) military police desk sergeants, and the military lands environmental office. Everyone I spoke with was very helpful and was able to explain about public access procedures. Info can be had for Anchorage area at JBER visitor center 384-2916 or Fairbanks area at FWA visitor center 361-6144


    In general it access depends on the current threat level of the base and having proper documents to be allowed on military lands.

    Drivers Liscense, vehicle proof of INS, vehilce registration and your RAP card/number.

    Yes, If you are in the general public you will have to stop at the visitor center and get a pass. The process takes about 5 minutes unless you attempting to gain access at a high traffic volume period (early morning work days or lunch time returns during the work week) They also run your drivers liscense through a compter system to check for warrants / open violations and confirm creditials.

    Dont miss out on the opportunity for a bit of an inconvience.
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