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What to Bring and How to Prepare for Springtime Fishing Excursions in Alaska

Maybe you’re an experienced fisherman who knows the ins and outs of fishing, just not specifically in Alaska, or perhaps you have a group of novice fishing friends and family who want to go on a springtime fishing tour in Alaska. To make things a little easier, have you considered letting Phantom Tri-River Charters take the reins? Here’s a closer look at what you should bring and how to prepare for springtime fishing excursions in Alaska.

Things to bring

Once you’ve received confirmation of your trip, double check that you’re equipped with the essentials. We’ll provide the fishing gear, which means there’s no need to worry about having to buy your own. But you’ll definitely want to bring the following:

  • Proof of legal fishing license: You will need to bring a valid seasonal or temporary fishing license with you, as well as a King salmon stamp for the active spring salmon season.
  • Proper attire and sun protection: Spring days can be temperamental, especially when on the waters. There will likely be bright sun, so bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses that protect against harmful UV rays, and be sure to apply sunscreen to your skin, ears and lips. Come dressed in layers and wear a light raincoat along with water-repellent footwear and pants, and pack at least two pairs of socks, light and thick. If you get chilly easily, bring gloves. Dress appropriately—you don’t want to end your Alaskan fishing trip feeling under the weather!
  • Tools to document wildlife: Whether on the boat or on land, the Alaskan wilderness is filled with the wonders of nature. The environment here is rich with a variety of plants, animals and landscape—you will find yourself awestruck by all of it. So, as you likely would for any trip you take, you will want to bring a camera to shoot photos of wildlife or a video camera to film nature in action. You don’t have to fish the whole time—artists should bring sketchbooks, writers should carry a notepad and writing instruments and nature observers (such as birdwatchers) can make use of binoculars.
  • Food and drink: You’ll get hungry throughout your Phantom Tri-River Charters tour, no doubt, so pack a small bag or cooler with snacks and bottled water. And what’s a day of fishing without a beer? Beer and wine are okay to bring on board our boats, but hard liquor is not.

Prepare for your fishing excursion

If you have never fished in your life, don’t worry. Learning the basics is a part of fishing excursions in Alaska, but the real goal is to go home with experiences that will last a lifetime, be it fishing or sightseeing in the wilds of Alaska.

Before you head off to join your fishing tour, do your homework. That is, read up about Alaska, learn a bit about how to properly gear up and find out what to expect when you do get to the fishing part of the trip. Also, check out our website and feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.

The Alaskan wilderness is calling you. Imagine what adventures you can find yourself taking when you reserve your spot on prime fishing excursions in Alaska with Phantom Tri-River Charters. Call us today to learn more!