For thousands of years our ancestors have fished. Originally a means to provide food, over the generations, fishing has also become a popular recreational activity. In 2013 alone, more than 55 million Americans took a fishing trip.
Because the activity offers great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, and is child-friendly, the sport is ideal for families. In fact, more than 10 million children under the age of 17 went fishing in 2013. Family fishing vacations are becoming increasingly popular. And for those who want to enjoy a unique, comprehensive getaway, an Alaska fishing lodge is the place to be.
Adventure in Alaskan Fishing Vacations
Alaska is often referred to as “The Last Frontier” of the U.S. With miles and miles of undisturbed nature, the lush Alaskan wilderness is an outdoor-lover’s dream. Hundreds of rivers, lakes and streams provide a multitude of options for fisherman to enjoy their Alaska fishing trip. There is no lack of opportunity to track and catch the wide variety of Alaskan fish species.
Some of the largest King Salmon in the world, weighing nearly 100 pounds, have been caught in Alaska.
Reserving a Alaska fishing lodge rental is an excellent way to enjoy your fishing vacation. Whether you are looking for a luxury log cabin rental or small fishing cabin rental, Alaska is full of lodging options that will suit your needs. Arrangements can be made at vacation lodges for fishing boat tours, salmon fishing tours and charter fishing trips among many other activities. And for those who don’t enjoy, or want to take a break from, fishing, hiking, swimming and wildlife excursions can also be enjoyed.
Alaskan Fishing Hot Spot: The Kenai River
While Alaska is full of excellent fishing locations, the Kenai River is a must-see location during any fishing trips to Alaska. The Kenai River is on the Kenai Peninsula, located in south central Alaska, and stretches nearly 82 miles.
Renowned for its King Salmon fishing, the Kenai River is an angler’s dream. The world’s largest record King Salmon was actually caught in the Kenai River in 1985, tipping the scales at almost 97 pounds (44 kg). Large populations of Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden Trout can also be found in the Kenai River.
If you’re planning on fishing in the area, consider booking a Kenai River fishing guide to accompany you on your Alaskan fishing lodge fishing trip. It’s important to note that nearly 72% of the fishing harvest happens below the Soldotna Bridge in Soldotna, AK. The guided fishing tours offer a great opportunity to scope out prime, and little known, fishing spots. The Kenai river fishing guides can also provide suggestions for proper river fishing rods and the best river fishing techniques.
Make your fishing trip checklist, and plan your vacation to a comfortable, unique Alaska fishing lodge now.