Choosing when to visit Alaska is a not always an easy decision. With multiple runs of salmon as well as resident species, saltwater tides, weather, crowds, lodging availability all factoring into the mix one can see a lot goes into figuring out a specific set of dates for the perfect Alaska fishing vacation.
All and all there really is not bad time or perfect time to visit Alaska. Every portion of our season has its own unique pluses and minuses so your decision should really begin with what your own fishing goals and preferences are and then use that as a starting point. One major question to ask is how much of a priority taking home lots of fish is vs. just catching lots of fish for sport. Many of the most popular times for keeping fish such as mid to late July for sockeye also come with the trade off of huge crowds. Some of the more scenic and picturesque times to visit such as late fall for silvers and trophy rainbows also come with the trade off of colder weather.
If you are struggling with the decision on when to visit a great place to start is to call and speak with us on the phone. We spend the majority of the off season doing exactly that with most of our guests. We can discuss the pros and cons to all the species, months and overall run timing considerations as well as weather, availability and therefore help you focus in on the best time for your trip. We can take a lot of the guess work out of the equation and save you time and effort researching on your own. Let our nearly three decades of experience helping people plan their Alaska fishing trips work to your advantage, call us today!