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If you’re headed to Alaska this season and are considering renting a motorhome for your fishing trip, you may already be aware that Alaska is one of the most motorhome-friendly states in the US.  With ample rv sites and roadside camping available, a motorhome is an excellent way to tour Alaska, especially with fishing rods in tote. Alaska has one of the most popular and productive roadside fisheries anywhere in the world with easy access to some of the best fishing that anglers the world-over dream about.  If a relaxing, worry-free fishing trip is what you’re looking for, then renting a motorhome for fishing in Alaska is the right way to do it. In order to plan a great fishing vacation with a motorhome in Alaska, a few considerations should be made: namely, what species are you interested in and what are your fishing goals? There are key, prime times when the odds of catching
Summer is in full swing around Alaska, and our team is gearing up for another weekend of outdoor-themed fun as we motor north to the village of Talkeetna. We’re pretty confident about our Alaska RV packing checklist, thanks in part to the smart people at Great Alaskan Holidays who allowed us their expertise and even some gear during our first trip two years ago. But we’ve also learned a fair bit about what items truly do make a difference when taking an Alaska RV trip since often, we’re far away from stores (or our own garage) if we forget something. Here are our top 5:   Bike rack and bikes. While it is fabulous to have a “cabin on wheels” and one engine with which to get us here, there, and everywhere, once we park and hook up, we don’t want to undo everything to run over to a local park or restaurant. The
I type this now, just as I’m about to get the boat ready for some early season King Salmon fly fishing on the Kenai Peninsula.  It is hard to put into words the excitement we experience on our first few trips down the river after a long winter. There’s nothing like getting the rods ready, tying flies and fine-tuning our equipment in anticipation of making great memories with our guests. Early season fishing in April, May and early-June offer some great advantages for eager anglers looking for the first action of the season.  On the Kenai Peninsula, where we are based, the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers offer anglers the opportunity to chase Rainbow Trout in the early spring (March/April) and the first run of King Salmon (May/June). Though the upper and middle Kenai River Close on May 1st – June 10th each year to allow the Rainbow Trout to spawn, there can be some excellent
Alaska is starting to come alive. Noticeable changes in weather–the longer days, meltings snow and ice with consistent high temperatures above freezing–energize people all across the state. The true signs that spring, or “Break-Up” as the locals call it, has arrived in Alaska can be witnessed by the uptick in recreation and preparations for the upcoming summer months. Alaskans are eager to shake off the cabin fever and malaise that a long winter can cause. This time of year inspires us to get outside and enjoy many diverse activities on most spring days. You’ll most likely see different people fishing, kayaking, boating, skiing, snow machining, beach combing, hunting, camping and sightseeing, remarkably on the same day. Spring means summer is close – the most anticipated time of year in our great state. It also means the first vacationers will begin to enjoy the same recreational opportunities as the locals. Of course, the main thing we
Fishing with families and kids has to be one of our favorite trips to guide. There’s nothing more rewarding than watching families have a blast chasing fish and learning new techniques together, especially with the backdrop and atmosphere the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula provide. One of the most common questions we get from parents is: “can we take our kids on our fishing trip?” The answer is always a resounding yes!  We encourage parents to bring their kids along. We’ve had a lot of kids on our boat over the years and have had a lot of great times showing them the ropes. Our rivers are very family friendly and convenient making the planning and logistics of a fishing trip quite painless. There is easy access by road to boat launches on either the Kenai River or Kasilof River. Ample parking for RVs and cars is available as well as plenty of RV-friendly campsites

Fishing in Alaska

Adding a Fishing Excursion as Part of Your Trip to Alaska
What’s more Alaskan than tackling a world-class fish on a rod and reel? Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Alaska from all over the globe for a shot at the trophy fish this great state is famous for. Whether by sea, river or lake, making a fishing excursion part of your trip should be atop everyone’s list. I say it a lot, but on any given cast, an angler could conceivably hook and land a fish of a lifetime in Alaska. Whether your goal is to catch fish to take home, cast a dry fly at rising trout or simply have the experience of fishing in Alaska, there are seemingly limitless options no matter where you travel here. One of the easiest ways to get your fill of fishing in Alaska is to book a guided trip down one of the famous rivers of the Kenai Peninsula. Most trips are all-inclusive and
Making the choice to see Alaska by RV means your family probably likes an independent style of travel. Miles of open road and scenic overnight destinations lead to myriad options for activities reflecting Alaska’s spirit of adventure. From flightseeing to fishing, hiking to wildlife cruising, the Last Frontier provides families traveling with children plenty of options for every budget. But where does one start?   The biggest mistake first-time Alaska visitors often make is to cram too many activities into one short period of time. The 49th state is too large and too remote to try and explore the entire sweeping range of land in one or two weeks, and visitors who try often leave exhausted and frustrated. A better choice is to pick interests that align with the entire family. Sit down together well before your trip and note the areas of importance: Fishing? Hiking? Bears and moose? Glaciers? Relaxation? An advantage of RV
What do you get when you mix a bunch of kids, a wide-open campground, and a little bit of dirt? F.U.N. Especially when it’s camping. Does your family go camping, whether in a tent, RV, or public use cabin?<—-cabins count in Alaska, since most cabins are in pretty remote places and are very similar to camping. Ours took a shakedown trip to Eagle River Campground last weekend so we could get to know our new RV from Great Alaskan Holidays. It’s a big rig with lots of buttons, doors, and instructions, and we needed to figure out some of that important stuff in “real camping time.” We also just wanted to get out of town for a while (Do your parents ever say that? Mine did, and usually it meant we’d go camping.). Eagle River Campground is one of those places we drive by often but never stay, mostly because it’s only 15 minutes from Anchorage and near
Were you raised to spend summer nights in a canvas tent, cooking meals over a campfire and playing until all hours among the leafy trees and rocky streams? I was, and so were many of my friends. My parents would pack the VW Bus with sleeping bags, coolers, boots, extra clothes, and that smelly canvas tent and away we’d go, sometimes to a real campground but more often to some remote place at the end of a logging road in Washington or Oregon. What do I remember? Oh my, the smell of bacon in my dad’s old cast iron frying pan, of toast stuck atop a forked stick and held over the fire. The sound of loons on a quiet mountain lake, and squirrels chattering in the tops of Douglas fir trees. And my parents. I remember how relaxed they were in the woods, my father standing near the fire, a can of
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