#MomentofChill 11.27.18: Save Bristol Bay!

The rivers of Alaska’s Bristol Bay are home to the world’s largest runs of sockeye salmon, like those shown here beneath the falls on the Copper River. Near the headwaters of this incredible resource, a Canadian mining company has proposed an . . .
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Classic Story: Patience Pays Off in Alaska

The huge rainbows that Alaska is famous for are not always easy to catch. All photos by Jeremy Kehrein
In early July 1995, I was guiding two of my favorite clients of all time—a father-and-son team from Annapolis, Maryland—on the Copper River, which drains into Alaska’s Lake Iliamna. Tom and. . .
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Photos and Story: A DIY Trip for Alaskan Chrome

The author fulfilled his Alaskan dream with a little help from his Instagram friends. Photos by Mario Guel
Since I was a child, I have dreamed of visiting Alaska. When I was six years old, in 1986, I played a video game called, “King Salmon,” in which you’d troll on the Kenai River and catch giant king salmon—some over 100 pounds! I loved it. Then in . . .
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Video: September Rainbows in Bristol Bay

Here's a cool, bluesy little number from Fly Out TV focused of fly-fishing big big Alaska rainbows in September, after the crowds have gone and most of the salmon have perished. The fish grow . . .
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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part II: A Bounty in Bristol Bay

Written by: Anthony Ortiz
Anthony Ortiz with a gorgeous, streamer-eating Dolly Varden on the Koktuli River. Photos courtesy Trout Unlimited
A sleepless night, two flights, and one hell of a portage later, I found myself on the Koktuli River in the heart of Bristol Bay. We inflated our rafts and prepared for the eight-day float trip that was . . .
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5 Rivers Odyssey, Part I: Doubt on the Water

Written by: Libby Glaser
Libby Glaser casts for big rainbows on Alaska's  Kenai River. Photo courtesy of Tyler Gagat, USFS
The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent our first two days on the Russian River, volunteering with Kenai Peninsula Stream Watch, a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) program that manages salmon habitat . . .
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Pro Tips: How to Recognize a Problem Bear

This bear's posture and attitude don't suggest any aggression. Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography
We have posted before about how important it is to carry bear spray when you venture into bear country—whether you're in Alaska, Glacier national Park, or Tennessee. But we've all seen . . .
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Pebble Mine Project Loses Major Investor

This is no place for a gigantic, open-pit mine. Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography
On April 2, 2018, some 50 fishing and hunting businesses and organizations--led by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Orvis, and the Theodore . . .
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