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What to expect for 2020 – Halibut Fishing Regulations in area 3A South Central Alaska

Update: 3/9/20 As of 2/7/20, the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) adopted catch limits for the charter sector as follows: Area 2C (Southeastern Alaska i.e. Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka): One halibut daily bag limit, reverse slot limit: Less than or equal to 40 inches, or greater than or equal to 80 inches. Area 3A (South Central…

Tonsina Year Round

Tonsina has always been a special place for me. As a young child Tonsina was a place my whole family would go.  We were always going for berries or fish, but it was still largely seen as a day off. It wasn’t part of the state parks system back then, and there were no bridges…

Taking Your Kids Fishing at Miller’s Landing

While most of the anglers who visit Miller’s Landing are adults, you are welcome to bring your children along and introduce them to fishing during your stay. Fishing is a fantastic and healthy hobby that helps people connect with the natural world, and it gives you a great way to bond with your youngsters while enjoying some of the best scenery on earth. But you can’t just hand your child a rod, point them at the water and expect them to be successful. In fact, you’ll want to help introduce them to the sport so that they can catch a few fish and enjoy themselves – otherwise, they’re likely to find fishing boring and dread future trips. This isn’t exceptionally difficult to do, just follow the tips and tricks listed below: 1. Consider one of our shore-fishing packages when fishing…

“Alaska is too expensive” OR “Lies you can stop telling yourself”

“Alaska is too expensive” “Someday, when we can afford it, well go to Alaska” “I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska, but I hear its really pricey” These are a few of the things I hear when talking to people about what I do for a living. It irks me, because it’s not true. It’s…

How to make food using tiny bits of Alaska – Smoked Salmon Dip

After a successful Fishing Charter – Smoked Salmon Dip A lot of people hoard their smoked salmon, it is precious stuff after all! But unless you’ve got a ton of it, it’s hard to justify putting out at a party or gathering. It gets gobbled up super fast (usually by the person serving it), and…

Halibut, Pheromones, and COSTCO – OR – Fast Fresh Fish for Families

How to turn Wild Alaskan Halibut into food, using COSTCO If your go out on a Millers Landing fishing charter, odds are you have a lot of fish. If you have a lot of fish, you’re probably going to attract a good looking person to share it with. If you attract a good looking partner,…

Organizing Your Alaskan Fishing Gear: Episode 1 – Pimping Out Your Jig Bucket!

      Organizing your Alaskan Fishing Gear – Episode 1: We get it. It’s a challenge every time! How do you keep all that gear organized? What do you do when a single jig can weigh 3lbs? The hook is the size of your palm, the plastic bait a foot long, and you’ve got…

Living The Dream – OR – A Day Operating an Alaskan Summer Camp

100 Days of Fishing, Kayaking, Camping, Water Taxis & More Doesn’t sound so tough, does it? Enter a day in the life of Elijah, Miller’s Landing’s Operations Manager. Your alarm goes off at 5AM. It might as well be noon, it hasn’t been dark at night for a month.      Hopefully you got a…

What is the Best of Alaska Tour? Kayaking, Fishing, Sightseeing in a day!

What makes the Best of Alaska Tour the “Best of Alaska”? Our Best of Alaska trip takes you to the glaciers for an ice specific paddle, provides a meal, fishing for 4 hours for rock fish and salmon (in season), and sightseeing to the National Park, all in the same day, in a small group…

Miller’s Landing at the Minnesota Sportsman’s Show

Minnesota Sportsman’s Show View this email in your browser Thank you for stopping by our booth at the Minnesota Sportsman’s Show in Saint Paul – our very first trade show! We appreciate your time talking with us, you may have been able to tell but Capt. Chance was very nervous! The overwhelming warmth and friendliness of the convention participants, both those exhibiting and those passing through, was incredible. Learning experiences walking away from the show were plentiful: An overwhelming majority of people were interested or surprised to hear that their trip to Alaska could be arranged at whatever budget they wanted to work with.  That the trip they always wanted to do didn’t have to be at an all inclusive lodge or remote location.  Our being on the road system and having direct flights from Minneapolis made the dream to…

What is a Fox Willie?

        Miller’s Landing welcomes an addition to the crew View this email in your browser We had to do it. Folks, all great things come to an end. Sometimes, that means an amazing opportunity for a new beginning and we think this is one of those times. We have arranged to replace our tried and true 6 passenger fishing platform the Michael C with a brand new custom built inspected landing craft.  For those that loved the Michael C, that doesn’t mean she’s getting put on the shelf – it just means we had to face the facts with the soon to come cost of a repower, and it boiled down to the hard truth that replacement was a smarter choice. This boat – a high tunnel, high speed, USCG inspected passenger transporting aluminum catamaran has been designed through collaboration with…

Res Bay’s Greatest Hits

Our Office Manager Elijah loves taking pictures of Resurrection Bay, and it’s amazing how different the view from our office is from day-to-day, or even hour-to-hour! As he is fond of saying- ‘She isn’t known for her subtlety!’