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July tends to be a crazy month in Alaska. The salmon are now beginning to return in the masses, trout are scooting back into freshwater with anticipation of the salmon egg drop, and people are gearing up for their annual float trips. In honor of "float trip season" we put together a short video from...
When we decided to tackle this weighty topic we knew it was going to be difficult. First we had to assemble a crack team who were up to the task. Then dive into the difficult work of sampling a wide variety of Alaskan beers, fishing while sampling, sampling some more, and then actually sitting down...
by Kurt IversonIt ain’t much but it doesn’t take much. A small single room with a stout roof and four solid walls; a plank table and bench seats; a couple plywood bunks, and – to make this the Holy of Holies – a hot oil stove. It might not be more than that, but step through the doorway and...
“Whaddya think?” My buddy John and I were sitting at a wood plank table in a cabin as an October storm ripped through outdoors. Rain pelted the windows and our wet gear hung over the wood stove, dripping muddy water that sizzled when it hit the firebox. Two snorts of whiskey had been poured....
By Jason Gasper When working with travelers you come to realize there are some common truths among tourists regardless of their nationality, race, or gender: a person’s brain shuts down when in tourist mode! The old adage about rocks and glass houses certainly applies here. I have succumbed to...
It’s hardest in the beginning: rolling out of the warm sleeping bag; struggling with your clothes; staggering out of the tent early in the morning.  There are kinks to stretch out, a dry throat, and yeah, pull that jacket on – it’s a lot colder out here than in the tent. But there’s...
By Kurt Iverson “Aww, fawk.  It’s the fuel pump.  I know it’s the fuel pump.  We got plenty of gas – it’s either the fuel pump or the filter.” We weren’t in any sort of danger – not by a long shot - but this breakdown could all but ruin our day.  We were 30 miles...
How To Travel Light, Eat Well & Leave The Cooler at HomeBy Kurt Iverson He surprised us on Day 5 of the trip. We had fished all day through the braids of the river, each of us landing a silly number of rainbows, Dolly Varden, and grayling. We hadn't traveled in the boats much; instead, we...
Mark Hieronymus Well, you did it. You got a nice fish for the table, and you can't wait to put it on the grill and enjoy it again. You gilled and gutted it, and now you have a whole fish all set to cook, except...it's still whole. While whole salmon are great for the oven, they don't cook up quite...

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