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Old 03-03-2006, 10:47 AM
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My father and I are going up to Alaska for the Coho run in mid Aug. I have talked to a few people and they say that if we are just going for the silvers, dont even think about getting a guide because you can practicly walk out in the river and grab them. My question is, would it be simple enough on our own, also where is a great spot to fish. Keep in mind we have no boat. Finally, what is the best way to fish for the silvers. We are big trout fishers living in Wyoming, but never fished for salmon.
 
Old 03-03-2006, 01:37 PM
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I would do a salt water charter. Homer, Seward. Fly into Anchorage It will be worth it. The South West area of Alaska is the best. Prince William Sound, Cook inlet. They are heavy at the ocean mouth that time of the year. Try hooking up a drift boat trip on the LOWER KENAI RIVER for Kings too it is also a good time for 50+ lbs Kings.

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Old 03-04-2006, 12:32 AM
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You can definately catch silvers by wading in any of a number of rivers there. For example, my brother & I rented a 20' Winnebago in Anchorage & fished my way down to Homer & back. We hit Quartz Creek, The Kenai, The Anchor & The Russian River. Once we got to Homer we hired a guide for a halibut trip. It was a lot of fun!!! Where are you planning to go in Alaska with your Dad?

Here's a late August Anchor River silver



Here's a chromer from the same river; check out the sea lice on it



Here's a sockeye from the Russian River





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Old 03-06-2006, 01:42 AM
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Steve,

At the risk of sounding picky, but really just wanting to steer fox_racer to the area your suggesting...

Those places are in South Central Alaska, not South West.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:51 AM
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Timber,

Great shots!

Where were the crowds? I see so many pictures of anglers lined up shoulder to shoulder in some of those rivers you mentioned.

When I lived in Kodiak, some in-laws came up and we rented a RV out of Anchorage, and toured the road system. It's a great way to see Alaska.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:08 PM
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There were a few people at the waters we fished but I wouldn't consider it "combat fishing". Some stretches had anglers at every pool but many other areas to fish were available. We usually waded up & down the rivers a good ways from where we parked. A lot of people seemed to stay closer. There was a crowd at The Fishing Hole out on the Homer spit but thats to be expected.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:55 AM
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There is some real good silver fishing here in ketchikan. there is some shore / bank fishing spots. I would suggest fishing with a guide first and then renting a boat.

There is also good halibut and rock fish fishing

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Old 03-15-2006, 02:26 PM
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Depending on what you want to do, SE alaska might be an option for you. In early august it is possible to catch your limit of king salmon, coho salmon, halibut, lingcod, and yellow eye on a day charter fishing the outer coast of Prince of Wales. Their are also many rivers with coho runs in them.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:06 PM
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They look cool with all those pretty RED colors, just don't try to eat them. The fresh, non colored ones of any group of salmon are definitely the way to go if you will be eating them!
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