Alaska Outdoor Digest

The source for important, timely news on hunting, fishing and the outdoors in Alaska.

Pan-seared halibut with grapefruit avocado salsa
By Lee Leschper We love finding new recipes that make a star of our favorite catches from the Alaska summer. This is one, borrowed from Julia Levy, on Real Simple.  She sadly offered this for tilapia, a fish no Alaskan would eat. But we’ve used it this week both... Read more
Best weeks of Alaska fishing start now
By Lee Leschper So many fish, so little time… These next two weeks, until the end of July, are the fishing days we Alaskans live for and plan our year around. Pity the poor souls who are working.  For the rest of us, the hardest part is picking. So,... Read more
When is a halibut too big to keep?
By Lee Leschper A halibut pushing 400 pounds landed last week in Petersburg has raised a recurring question about releasing larger halibut. When is a halibut too big to keep?  When should the fish of a lifetime be released instead of added to the fish box? The largest halibut... Read more
Good start to summer fishing season
It’s the first week in June and if you’re not fishing, you’re probably planning on fishing. Here are a couple of things to mull over while packing your gear. Whether by luck or design, he Kenai early king run is the strongest in several years.  As of Thursday, almost... Read more
Fishing’s trickle before the flood
By Lee Leschper Call it a trickle. A trickle of early season fish that is, that could turn into a gusher any day. Most anywhere you’d consider fishing in Southcentral Alaska this week has shown a slowly increasing trickle of arriving salmon.  From the Valley, south through Anchorage’s Ship... Read more
What’s ahead this week fishing
With a lot of pent up demand for the first fishing of the season, there’s a lot interest in when the fishing will get good. And it is still May, so for the most part we’re seeing the traditional pre-season or early season trend—the fish are still trickling in... Read more