Jim Lavrakas

Jim Lavrakas, an award-winning photographer and veteran of one of the nation's last great newspaper wars, has published a 152-page photo-filled memoir of Alaska journalism.

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Even a charter boat operator can learn a lot about fishing from another, more experienced captain. And if you listen closely, you could end up with some great advice in addition to a freezer full of fish.Jim Lavrakas

Fall can be a depressing time for fishermen in Alaska, as the runs dry up and the fish become scarce. But there's still good fishing to be had, especially for a Lower 48 staple: steelhead trout. Just know the regulations before you go.

Jim Lavrakas
Fall can be a depressing time for fishermen in Alaska, as the runs dry up and the fish become scarce. But there's still good fishing to be had, especially for a Lower 48 staple: steelhead trout. Just know the regulations before you go.Jim Lavrakas

A day at Anchor Point fishing for feeder king salmon with four salty Alaska fishermen, from an author of Alaska fishing guides to a the owner of a custom fishing tackle operation.

Jim Lavrakas
The comment period for the proposed Halibut Catch Sharing plan has been extended until Sept. 21, so the time to comment on the plan is now. Jim Lavrakas

The end of summer doesn't have to signal the end of fishing in Alaska, and as the tourists scatter before winter sets in, it just means more fish for the locals. So go grab some silvers or feeder kings while the getting's good.

Jim Lavrakas
The end of summer doesn't have to signal the end of fishing in Alaska, and as the tourists scatter before winter sets in, it just means more fish for the locals. So go grab some silvers or feeder kings while the getting's good.Jim Lavrakas
If you're young and reckless, go ahead and pull up your anchor by hand. But when you start to feel that pinch in your lower back, try this simple method for easily bringing your anchor up from the bottom.Jim Lavrakas
Rockfish are often considered the poor man's halibut, but this tough fish is fun to catch, and just as much fun to eat. Call it the other white fish.Jim Lavrakas
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