Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is not merely a reference guide. It showcases the uniqueness of Alaska while emphasizing the universal passions that make the sport of fishing so compelling. With stories and anecdotes to complement the detailed specifics on stream access, timing, tactics, and equipment, this fascinating book will appeal not only to those planning a visit but to all those who have a love of fishing and only dream of going.
Atcheson provides information on both fly fishing and conventional spin casting in both fresh and salt water. He covers every style of fishing—from jigging for giant halibut off the coast, to float tubing for grayling and monster rainbow trout on quiet mountain lakes, to pursuing all the species of salmon that run up the streams of the Kenai Peninsula to spawn. He supplies detailed information on the well known “combat zones” that are so renowned for their large salmon and trout that anglers line up shoulder to shoulder in their pursuit In addition, there’s hard-to-find information on those out-of-the-way, beautiful stretches of water where one can still enjoy the beauty and the blessed solitude of the Alaskan wilderness.
* The only book dedicated to fishing this region -- one of the fishing world's most fantasized-about venues.
* Detailed information on stream access that allows an angler to fish Alaska without spending thousands of dollars on lodging and guided fishing.
* Specific information on the timing of the different runs of salmon and trout in each body of water.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dave Atcheson has lived on the Kenai Peninsula since 1985. He has worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and has written for Alaska Magazine, Fly Fishing Quarterly, Outdoor Life, and other publications. He lives in Sterling, Alaska.