Alaska Outdoor Digest

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

Ship Creek silver limit goes up to six fish
The good to great season on downtown Anchorage’s favorite fishery continues, as ADF&G announced Friday that the daily limit on silvers in Ship Creek goes to six per day. It’s been a strong year of fishing and salmon runs on Ship Creek, with a good June run of king... Read more
Ship Creek king season extended, bag up to two
Ship Creek king salmon fishermen will get some bonus days and fish this year, thanks to a better than usual return of kings, plus the desire to let anglers fish for silver salmon even after they’ve caught a king. Fishing has slowed down the past week in the creek,... Read more
Into last day, 36.2-pound king continues to lead Derby
As the 2017 Slam’n Salm’n Derby wraps at noon Sunday, Michael Tinker’s 36.2-pound king salmon was holding onto first place. It’s been a Derby with both lots of fish–more than 300 weighed in through Saturday–and big fish, with the top ten salmon all more than 31 pounds. This year’s... 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
Ship Creek king fishery off to early start
If you slept in, you missed the first kings of the year in Ship Creek. The popular downtown Anchorage Ship Creek king salmon fishery normally does not hit full stride until early June. But several anglers have landed the first Ship kings of this year on Monday and Tuesday.... Read more