Mark Hieronymus


Access great steelhead and salmon fishing Alaska is often touted as a bucket-list destination for anglers, and for good reasons. From the trophy rainbows of Bristol Bay to the giant king salmon of the Kenai River and many species and locations in between, much has been written about the bountiful angling opportunities of the northern part of our great country. Anglers from the world over flock to these destination fisheries year after year, and if they fly to Alaska from the Lower 48, many unknowingly fly over some of the best (and least-crowded) sportfishing opportunities Alaska has to offer. Southeast Alaska is made up of a small slice of mainland, a dozen or so large islands and hundreds of smaller islands along the Inside Passage. With more than 18,000 miles of salmon-bearing streams, rivers and lakes, it is a veritable angler’s paradise. The heart of Southeast is the Tongass National…