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Fishing is available year-round in Alaska. Depending on the season, anglers can cast their lines in every region from the northern Arctic to the southernmost section of the Inside Passage. Multiple varieties of salmon and trout, as well as a wide range of other salt and freshwater species, run at various times throughout the year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recommends choosing a trip one of two ways: Anglers can select the species they want to catch, and plan their trip based on the best time and location for the fish, or they can choose a region, and fish randomly for whatever type of fish is obtainable at the time of their vacation.
Following is a list of lodges and companies that offer Alaska fishing vacations.
* Great Alaska Fish Camp: This 32-guest, three-star fishing lodge overlooks the Kenai River and Moose River, which is the terminus of the Swan Lakes Wilderness Canoe Trail. The view encompasses both the Harding Ice Fields and the Chugach mountain range. Guests can relax on the lodge’s outdoor deck, soak in a hot tub or congregate in the video room. [Read more…]
Massachusetts fishing industry
BOSTON — Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown met with a group of Massachusetts leaders and local fishermen yesterday to announce a $30 million disaster relief grant from the federal government.
The move was designed to help New England’s fishermen gain grants, refinance existing debt, and receive new loans.
Although $60 million had been requested, state leaders said that it was a good first step for the region.
New England’s fishing industry has been decimated over the past few years as overfishing all but wiped out such common species as cod, halibut, haddock, and flounder.
The problem led to new rules released this winter by the National Marine Fisheries Service, which included the closing of certain sections to fishing that were deemed heavy breeding grounds. Other rule changes include widening the mesh of nets used for fishing and limiting the number of days fishermen can be at sea. [Read more…]