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Sport Angling in Alaska
For many angles, nothing beats sport angling. If this describes you, sport angling in Alaska is simply something you need to experience at least once, but as often as you can!

Alaska, the United States' 49th state, is home to a variety of different vacation options. Trips to this state can take the form of camping, an Alaskan cruise, or just a sightseeing trip to experience the many different types of wildlife and glacier formations. Another type of vacation can also take place here; a angling trip. While Alaska is known primarily for its salmon angling (for eating), sport angling in Alaska is also a great way to spend some time in "The Last Frontier".

In order to go sport angling in Alaska, you'll need to obtain a angling license, if you're over 16. This applies to non-residents as well as residents of the state. If you plan to fish for king salmon, you'll need to purchase a king salmon stamp as well – this allows you to fish for king salmon for the year in which it was obtained. Luckily, Alaska has made it easy for you to get your angling license and any other needed paperwork via their state website.

Sport angling in Alaska can take place in any of the three major areas of Alaska – the Southcentral, Interior and Southeast areas. The Southcentral area offers most of the different types of sport angling in Alaska that are available, from Northern Pike angling and ice angling, to Pacific Halibut and tidepool angling. These different types of angling available in just one area make the Southcentral area a great place to take your angling trip.

Also available for your angling enjoyment in this area are stocked lakes in the Kenai Lake area, as well as special recreational angling areas in the Kenai River. One great place to stay while in this area is the Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge. Available at this lodge are such amenities as cabins to stay in and meals included, along with many different types of fish to catch. The Kenai River king salmon can't be beat, but also available here are silver salmon, sockeye salmon, rainbow trout and giant halibut. The Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge even offers special events where they teach women to sport fish, with their Alaskan Fly angling Adventure for Women.

Sport angling in Alaska is a great vacation for those who want to have an adventurous and outdoor trip. A vacation to Alaska is a perfect way to have fun with your established angling hobby, or even to start a new one – all with experienced guides helping you along the way.
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