3 Ways to Stay Busy When You’re Not Fishing in Alaska

Unless you’re into ice fishing or live in a warm climate, winter is a time when many anglers don’t get to indulge in their favorite pastime. Whether it’s because of the lack of opportunity or something else that has taken you out of the game, there are a few ways to stay busy and keep you motivated for fishing in Alaska. Although many of the fishing resorts close down for the winter, there’s no reason you have to stop thinking about the Alaska fishing season. Elfin Cove Resort, across from Glacier Bay, will be here waiting for you in early-spring. In the meantime, here are some things that will keep you busy as you anticipate fishing in Alaska. Whether it’s trying ice fishing for the first time or watching a slew of Alaska fishing videos on YouTube, there are ways to make the wait go by quicker.


If you’ve never had a chance to get out on hard water, an ice fishing adventure may provide a reprieve from a fishless winter. Talk to your fishing buddies and find out what they know about ice fishing in your area. Unfortunately, living in a warm climate negates your ability to get on the ice without traveling, but where there is a will, there’s a way. If you really can’t wait to get up here, there’s plenty of good ice fishing in Alaska!


We’ve all been there. You book a stay at an Alaska fishing resort well in advance. You look at the calendar and think to yourself, “Oh, I’ve got plenty of time.” Next thing you know, your trip is happening in less than two weeks, and you haven’t done anything beyond booking the lodge and buying plane tickets. Take it easy on yourself by making a concerted effort to plan well ahead. Doing everything at once can sometimes be overwhelming, so just take it one day at a time. Next thing you know, you’ll have everything ready to go.


One of the best gifts the internet has given anglers across the world is a seemingly endless supply of fishing videos. There is no shortage of personalities and knowledge on the world wide web, from weekly locational spotlights to how-to and techniques for targeting fatties. Maybe if you gain a little inspiration, you can start your own YouTube channel!


When choosing an Alaska fishing resort, you want a place that has knowledgeable staff, top-rated accommodations, and some of the best fishing in the state. Coming in with a wide range of Alaska fishing packages, exceptional lodging, and unfettered access to pristine waters, Elfin Cove Resort has it all. For more information or to reserve your stay, visit us online or call 888-922-3474. We promise you’ll never look at fishing in Alaska the same again!