Our beach fishing may be the coolest, most unique way to fly fish for salmon in Alaska, or anywhere for that matter… not many people have ever heard of this tactic, even fewer have experienced it.
Let’s put it this way, few Alaskan anglers ever get the opportunity to spot pods to large schools of salmon from a sand dune lookout, then race down the shoreline to cast at fish swimming in the ocean swells. This can be fast-paced, run, cast, strip, strip, run some more, cast, strip, strip… BAM! kind of action.
The salmon are generally still covered in sea lice, which is a sure sign that you are catching fresh-from-the-ocean fish! These fresh salmon are completely different from the salmon most anglers catch further up river where the fish are far less aggressive, beat up and worn out.