I realize I am asking for pretty basic information but here goes:
My wife and I will be treking through Alaska starting in late July for approx 60 days. We will have a travel trailer and will be starting our trip via the Alaska Marine Highway with many stops (including some days on Prince of Wales via another ferry line). We are not skilled fishing people, I have done some coastal salmon fishing here in California. We were thinking of bringing a couple of poles and doing some fishing along the way as we go through what promises to be beautiful country. However the reality of doing this is getting a little complex, so a few questions:
1) What would be required in the way of licenses. I have a lifetime license in Calif which I'm sure is useless in Alaska or Canada, I am 68 yrs old, my wife is 57. I read somewhere that a 14 day license is $80 each plus salmon stamps etc., making the cost pretty steep to occassionaly fish during a 60 day trip.
2) Assuming the license was handled, would novices get enough enjoyable fishing through Alaska and the Yukon to make the non-resident level fees worthwhile?
3) Does digging for clams also require the fishing license?
4) Another option is to not do the leisurely fishing from our campsites along the way but try to schedule one or two charters and only pay for a few days of license fees etc. (with high probability catches). Is this our best option?
Thks in advance for some general advice. I guess I should post this on the freshwater fishing forum also. thks, Ed