Down here, we do musky, pike, walleye, bass, and panfish. I've been dreaming about trying Alaska for salmon and trout (which I have never done), for a long, long time (I'm 47, so yeah, a long time). I'm coming up for the summer to explore Alaska and have a few months to play.
Seclusion and quality fishing are the most important to me (I refuse to combat fish). I may try halibut fishing once while I am there, but I'm much more interested in casting and exploring. I'm considering bringing my boat, or a canoe - but in either case, I also expect that I will be hoofing it too. I'm not afraid to walk for miles to experience the quality and seclusion that I am referring to.
King salmon and big rainbows would be high on my priority list, but catching fish in general would be a blast. This will all be new to me.
NOT looking for honey holes. I'm a fishing guide here in Minnesota, so will do fine with a few general pointers to get me started (ie: check the 30 mile stretch of river west of mile marker XXX between this and that town).
I've been reading on here for a couple of weeks, and am learning a lot from all of your wisdom, so thanks!
I have all summer. I can do Valdez to Fairbanks; Anchorage to Kodiak Island.
Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated.