The ice over the rivers and lakes might be thick enough to support a convoy of trucks, but underneath swim schools of silver salmon, Arctic char, and rainbow trout at which any self-respecting angler will want to dangle a line.
If you've never ice-fished before, then Alaska is the place to do it. To get started, hire a guide who will take care of equipment and licenses. Most importantly, the guide will have the gas-powered awl that can drill through six feet of ice in a matter of seconds. Guides know where the fish hang out, and they know how to
Bring warm clothes and warm drinks, hand and foot warmers, the warmest boots you own, and a closed-cell foam pad or portable chair to sit on.
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