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Oh sure, there may be warmer places in the world to fish, but there is no denying the unique sense of accomplishment that only comes from wrangling a fish from Alaska waters. And now is the time to get out there and nab a few trophies of your own. Do you prefer fishing the open waters for halibut, combat fishing for salmon or spending a lazy day on a lake trolling for trout and Dolly Varden? Whatever your passion, Alaska has a spot with your name on it.

www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com

What do you want to know about fishing in Alaska? Whatever your question is -- where to go, what to fish for and to how to cook it up and eat it -- this site has all the answers. Get weather reports, tips and tricks, see photo galleries and read about others' adventures in the "Campfire Chronicles" section.

www.alaskafishon.com

With more than 20 years of experience guiding anglers through Alaskan waters, Gary Kernan knows all the best places to reel in the big ones. Taking the slower economy into consideration, Gary has reduced prices on many of his vacation packages and fishing excursions to help ease the impact on your pocketbook.

www.alaskafishing.com

Find affordable fishing trips and guided charters around the state, with information on lodges and fly-in services. There's also a great list of books and articles to keep you reading about fishing the icy Alaskan waters for years.

www.troutfishingalaska.net

This family-oriented site highlights the best lake and stream trout fishing in the state. The website is dedicated to teaching kids about the fun of fishing, along with understanding the impact humans have on our environment.

Trip Tracker is compiled by Joy Guest. Is there a vacation or excursion that interests you? E-mail jguest@adn.com or comment online at adn.com/life/travel

"Let knowledgeable captain and guide Jim Lavrakas show you the time of your life on board the fishing vessel "Skookum." We'll ply the waters surrounding Homer in search of halibut and rockfish, and all the species of Pacific salmon." -- www.akskookum charters.com