River and Stream Fishing

The bears fish the rivers too.


Many of Alaska’s Salmon are caught in the rivers and streams as they go home to spawn. Salmon are born in the fresh water of the rivers and streams. As juveniles they migrate to the ocean to grow and spend their lives.

Then, after a time (1 to 5 years depending on the species), they make a migration back to their birthplace to spawn and have their own babies born there. After spawning, all species of Alaskan salmon will die.

Stories are told and pictures are available that show the rivers so full of fish that one could cross walking on their backs. I have never had the opportunity to experience this or to see it for myself but one day I will.

Many of these river salmon going home to spawn are the target of anglers with fly rods. More information to come on fly fishing.