I am planning to take my kids fishing to Alaska next summer and I could use a little advice. I need to get going on it since I am getting shipped back to Iraq in a couple weeks.
First, I am a reasonably experienced fisherman, at least by Rocky Mountain standards, if not by those in Alaska.
My oldest son (16) really likes to fish and is good at it. My youngest son (12) isn't into it quite so much, but will do it as long as we don't fish every day. My wife is not into fishing at all and it will just be us guys.
My thought is stay near Seward to get a variety of fishing and general sight seeing.
Is Seward a good base location? If not, is there someplace better?
What time of year is best to go? Perhaps a better way to ask is what fish run in June vs. August?
Ideally, I would do a mix of ocean and stream fishing. I also like the idea of flying into a lake for trout fishing. Also, I want to hit Kenai Fjords for a couple days and any guidance is appreciated.
I won't say that money is no object, but it isn't that big of a deal and I will spend more for a quality experience.