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The Perfect Cure For Alaska Silver Salmon

By: Dustin Slinker Whether you are curing eggs to fish in the Anchorage Bowl or looking to target late season silvers in other Alaska tributaries this egg curing process will help you catch more fish. I use Fire Cure to cure my eggs. The reason I do is when applying it you’ll end up with [...]

Alaska’s Ship Creek Loaded with Silvers

By: Dustin Slinker It’s been a bounce back year for silver salmon on Ship Creek. We are coming off the heels of last year where silver salmon were poor in South Central Alaska. Not only is the run size larger than previous years, but the fish are greater in size. It’s been impressive. I think [...]

The Perfect Cure For Alaska’s Ship Creek

By: Dustin Slinker Curing eggs can be fun and easy. Below is how we cure our eggs when targeting king salmon on Ship Creek in Anchorage, Alaska. When fishing Ship Creek for king salmon I like my eggs to be a bright red. Meanwhile, when fishing pressure is extremely high I’ll cure some eggs in [...]

Anchorage’s Ship Creek Has Salmon Now

By: Dustin Slinker May is a special time in Anchorage. It’s when king salmon begin the trek back to their spawning grounds and when anglers line the banks of Ship Creek. This season is already starting off on a good note. Our first fish was caught May 15 and we’ve already had more fish earlier [...]

Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley Producing Big Ice Bows

By: Chris Shaffer To be honest I wanted to stay in the hotel and sleep in. I’m more of a fair weather angler and after guide Dustin Slinker of The Bait Shack in Anchorage, Alaska, told me he expects us to get three bites in a half day, I wasn’t excited about fishing. Unfortunately, with [...]

Ice Fishing Action Ramping Up in the Anchorage Bowl

By: Dustin Slinker Visiting Alaska is a dream vacation for many. Meanwhile, most trips aren’t planned during the winter months rather during the summer when it’s warmer and greener in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Rest assured there are plenty of reasons to visit in the winter and they start with our endless ice [...]

Learn to Ice Fish with Brined Shrimp This Winter

By: Dustin Slinker It’s ice fishing season across North America. Many of us will be targeting trout, char and pike. When I target these species I make a trip to the local grocery store and pick up uncooked trip from the seafood section. Brined shrimp is my go-to bait for the above species and doctoring [...]

Seward Highway Rainbows Showing Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer After frigid temperatures blanketed the greater Anchorage area and Kenai Peninsula a week ago more mild conditions have settled in. In fact, this week the region has seen bumps of heat greater than freezing. It’s been a welcomed site for many ice anglers. Given the favorable conditions we ventured out on the [...]

Fall Bringing Hot Trout Action in Anchorage & Mat-Su Valley

By: Dustin Slinker We’re in the transition period in Alaska. The majority of the salmon runs are over and a lot of fisherman are hanging up their rods and cleaning up their rifles to go hunting. Those of us that are still fishing are chasing trout around in lakes and creeks and finding exceptional action. [...]