Tips For Your Alaska Fishing Trips

Summer is here, which means it is time for your favorite activity, fishing! There is nothing better than Alaska fishing trips with endless fishing opportunities and healthy multi-species fish. Sockeye Salmon, Kenai River King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod can be caught while in the open waters of the Kenai River. At Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodges, we provide 12 vessels and the best captains to make sure we have the charter for you. Pack your bag and head to Kenai, Alaska!

Clothing

It is important to bring plenty of layers if you are planning to go out on the open water. In the morning it will be cool, and you will need extra layers from the start. As the day continues, you are not going to have much shade so you may need to shed some layers as you go. Rain gear is a good layer to keep on hand because you never know how the weather is going to change throughout the day when you are close to the Ocean. Waterproof shoes are preferred, but sneakers can be worn too. Closed toed shoes are recommended for your safety and convenience when fishing. Hats are another good thing to keep on hand to protect you from overheating and will provide you shade.

Extra Gear

The water’s reflective glare and lack of shade can provide a very uncomfortable experience if you are not protected from the sun. Bring sunscreen and lip balm on your fishing trip to keep you safe from the long fishing days of being out on the boat. Sunglasses are also a necessity.  They will cut through the glare on the water to give you a better view of your perfect fish. Bring some remedies to help if you get motion sickness. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and a camera to capture your catches to remember all the memories you will be making. Last but not least, bring a backpack. All your extra gear can be put in the bag to keep everything together, and your hands-free.

All of Jimmie Jack’s trips are guided and outfitted. You will be using top quality fishing gear from G Loomis fishing rods, so you do not have to worry about packing your lures or fishing rods. If you are on one of our Lodge packages which include a 50-pound box of processed fish following your charter, drop off your fillets, and it will be ready for you in a box at the end of your stay. You will need an Alaska Fishing License for your trip. It can either be purchased before your trip or at a local supermarket and tackle stores. If you are fishing for King Salmon, you will need a King Salmon Stamp in addition to your fishing license. At Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodges we want to make sure that you have everything you need for your Alaska fishing trips. That is why we provide all the fishing equipment, so all you need to do is pack a bag and get ready for your next adventure!