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8 Things I Miss about Guiding – OR – Annual Solstice Delirium

176lb halibut and Captain Chance on the bow of the Thomasea Winter is a time to reflect For me this means thinking about being on the water.  “The sun came up upon the left, Out of the sea came he! And he shone bright, and on the right Went down into the sea.” -The Rime…

The Heartbeat of the Harbor OR Reflections in the Future

       Jon Tippit always said the Seward Small Boat Harbor was the Heart of Seward. That you can tell when town is thriving, and even feel it’s energy by looking at the hustle and bustle of the tour boats, crews, and anglers. I like Jon, I worked for him one summer. I don’t think…

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…

Living The Dream, 100 Days of Summer – OR – A Day in 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…

The Outboat – A Fishing Icon?

          A Cold Alaskan Reality An Alaskan Outhouse with History Is sometimes living without water: This means trudging outside at whatever hour nature calls, and nestling into your sturdy, albeit occasionally frozen, outhouse.  My outhouse is actually the first boat I ever caught a fish in, 23 years ago. A little tom…

Red Salmon Attack Seward!

The Red Salmon are coming! JR & Claudia limit out for fun on delectable reds beach fishing! Our fantastic guide JR and his wife Claudia have been out at the river every day to keep their callous hands on the heartbeat of the sneaky Red Salmon just starting to run.  As you can see, their…

Amazing Post Season Feedback!

One of the great things about the Holidays is it brings family together. For us, that means that the folks we took fishing and kayaking all summer are in the same room again, chatting about their experiences.  This often leads to a kind letter, a photograph or two, and sometimes even a nice card arriving…

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