First of all I want to say hi to everybody because Im obviously new to the forum. Im in my late 20's and have only been fishing seriously for about 5 years now. I really got addicted because of saltwater fishing out in the Northeast around Rhode Island and Mass.
I fished so hard in my last 2 years there that I lost my job. Nothing bad though cuz I got a better job afterwards!! Its called self-employment and my boss lets me fish A LOT!!
For 3 years now, Ive been literally dreaming, and hoping to one day fish Alaska. Ive been reading anything I can online, and watch the fishing shows on tv over and over. When I watched 30 days of night, all I could think of is "I wonder how far away they are from the ocean...I would just go fishing. F## those vampires".
Finally, in June this year, I am gonna trek my way to anchorage. Im going to spend 2 months there and will try to fish more than I work. Its my goal. 30 hours work, 31 hours fishing.
What I was hoping is that someone on this forum wouldnt mind giving up a few general tips on fishing Anchorage. I know its a lot to type on a keyboard but you would really help me out. These are the things I am curious to know.
1) Whats running in June and July from shore? I am extremely focused on saltwater fishing. Im not too interested in trout, or smaller freshwater fish. I really am itching to fish salmon.
2) Any saltwater beaches to recommend? Rivers? Bays? Lakes?
3) What should I use?
4) I will charter a boat as well. What part of my stay should I do it? Early June? Late July?
5) If you dont want to give up this info on the forum, please email me. I would really appreciate it.
If I dont get a response, thats fine. Ill still enjoy my stay. As long as I cast a line in Alaska, I think it will satisfy craving Ive had all these years.
Tight lines all!