By Lynn Readicker-Henderson, Ed Readicker-Henderson
This guidebook deals insurance of the background, tradition, geography and weather of Coastal Alaska and the interior Passage. The booklet beneficial properties locations to devour, points of interest to determine, in addition to taking an in depth examine locations similar to Ketchikan, the Aleutians, Kodiak, Seldovia and Glacier Bay, Tenakee.
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Once you’re home and dreaming again of fine Alaskan fish, you don’t have to run screaming to the frozen food aisle and stare dejectedly at fish sticks. O. Box 2281, Wrangell, AK 99929. com. They’ll ship you, flash frozen straight off the boat, any kind of salmon you want as well as shrimp and halibut. Thanks to the miracle of express delivery, it’s almost like being back on the beach. Introduction Four hundred-pound halibut are rare, but one or two are caught every year, and probably thousands of hundred-pound halibut are caught each season.
Use barbless hooks, and keep the fish underwater while you’re pulling it. If you can’t get the hook out, cut the line off the hook – sooner or later, the hook will rust out. Stick the fish into the current, or swish it back and forth in the water to revive it. Make sure the gills are working, and let the fish swim out of your hands. A lot of catch and release fish still end up dying, due to improper release techniques. Some basic care keeps them out there and alive. Land Animals T here’s nothing quite like seeing a grizzly or black bear walking the shoreline, hunting for fish.
Whale Song One of the main points of study with humpbacks is their song. Scientists all over Southeast are dropping hydrophones in the water to record whale song, which has definite rhythms and repetitions. Whales have been known to stop a song when leaving Alaska for the warmer waters of the south, and then pick it up on exactly the same note when they return the following year. Breaching The premier animal sighting in Southeast is a breaching whale. Humpbacks come all the way out of the water – it’s amazingly slow, the whale just keeps moving up and up and up before falling back down on its side.