Alaska fishing

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Redlabel, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. transalper

    transalper Been here awhile

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    I'm heading up in August so THANK YOU for starting this thread! Probably bringing an ultralight spinning rig and leaving the fly rod at home.

    I'm also gonna risk bringing a .22 (Ruger 10/22 takedown) for some terrestrial fishing while in AK. Yes, I am aware of Canada gun laws and would love to hear some tips from those who have hauled a rifle on their bike. :)
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  2. KHuddy

    KHuddy Survivor

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    I've hauled rifles and shotguns across the border, but not on a bike. At the border you declare you have the weapon and go in side to do some paperwork and pay a fee; $25 CDN if I remember correctly. There is a Canadian Government website that provides all the rules. :deal A Google search should find it.

    You may be tempted to not declare it... don't do it, it could be a life changing bad decision. :eek1

    Oh, when all is said and done you will probably feel like hauling the rifle was a huge pain in the ass and not worth the effort.
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  3. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    You may want to check with the Canadians before you settle on the 10/22. They have some funny gun rules, and a semi auto rifle may be one of them. It would suck to find out at the border.

    Jeff
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  4. -Meanderthal

    -Meanderthal Adventurer

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    I agree with Jeff. Several years ago I determined that my tube loaded .22 held too many rounds for the Canucks.

    Sent from my Obama phone while eating EBT lobster.
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  5. KHuddy

    KHuddy Survivor

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    Transalper, what do you plan to shoot with a .22?
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  6. transalper

    transalper Been here awhile

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    I wasn't asking about canada gun rules per se. I was looking for direct experience from someone who's traveled through canada on motorcycle with a .22 caliber rifle.

    Why would i want to bring a rifle? I am a better shot than fisherman! :) I will use the .22 as it was designed for: small game and tin cans! And yes, I eat what I catch and shoot.

    I apologize for hijacking this thread with a gun question. Back to fishing!
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  7. RidingAgin

    RidingAgin Been here awhile

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    Subscribed. I like riding and fishing. Soon to retire, so need to look for some pike and trout. I used to fish for pike, well over 40 years ago, still have some lures in good shape. :D
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  8. -Meanderthal

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    Pike are invasive in Alaska. Kill as many as you like.

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  9. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Dunno if you still call that fishing but you can go fish salmon in Valdez

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  10. SEWERMAN

    SEWERMAN Mosquito Killer

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    When I did the Haul Road couple years ago I had a 4wt and a variety adams and mosquito patterns...Grayling will eat anything, they will even go after you strike indicator if you use one. I found great fishing just about anywhere. The best time was around dusk (10pm or so if in late July), the small ponds and streams came alive with grayling...evening hatch maybe????

    There is also decent Char fishing on the north side of the Brooks. If you were to choose to peel off on some of the service roads that lead to the man-made jetties, the Char hang out in the back sides and eddies created by these structure. Watch out for Muskox.....
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  11. Dirofilaria

    Dirofilaria n00b

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    Hello from Oregon. BlackdogGS staying near Beaver Creek Sunday 20 Aug as he heads south back to Oregon. He is returning from Prudhoe Bay. Might you have tent space availability on Tuesday 22 August? Thank you.
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