Fishing Alaska’s Copper River Salmon: 5 Things to Know

RJ Kopchak, commercial fisherman, Cordova, Alaska.

Between mid-May and mid-June, foodies eagerly await the arrival of the highly-prized (and typically expensive) deliveries of the various “Wild Copper Salmon” from Alaska. Restaurants compete over who can get their hands on the first batch of the highly-coveted fish. Up north in Alaska, it’s a mad dash to catch…

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Activity of the Week: How to Command a Dog Team


Dog sledding is the sport Alaska is famous for, and it hasn’t changed much over the last 4,000 years. Alaska Natives first used dog sledding as their main mode of transportation, but it wasn’t until the late 1890’s that it became a sport. The story many of us know already…

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Activity of the Week: Cast a line with plenty of elbow room


Com-bat fish-ing ˈkäm-bat ˈfi-shiŋ : Alaskan phrase: to stand elbow to-elbow with fellow anglers in the hunt for the state’s most sought-after fish. While this kind of heart-pumping adrenaline rush is one way to fill the freezer — and have a blast in the process — combat fishing isn’t the…

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