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Tony Weaver

Tony Weaver has spent 40-plus years fishing in Alaska. He’s also a photographer and author of “Topwater: Flyfishing the Last Frontier Alaska.” He currently writes for ADN and can be seen on OLN’s program “Alaska Outdoors.”

Stories by Tony Weaver

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    July 24 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 24, 20:58

    Seward:  Driftwood Bay and Day Harbor have been a silver salmon hotspot recently. Also try Pony Cove.  Halibut fishing is good east toward Montague Island.  Lingcod fishing outside of Resurrection Bay is good.  Homer:  Halibut fishing success has been fair to good.  Anglers are reporting increased catches of coho salmon near Point Adams.  Anglers are […]

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    July 17 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 17, 19:48

    Anchorage Ship Creek is open for everything but kings. Silvers are starting. Lakes are good. Streams are OK. Mat-Su Parks Highway streams are good for trout. Salmon fishing in Parks Highway streams is still fair. Lake fishing for Pike is good. Lake fishing for trout is good. Seward Halibut fishing is good out near Montague […]

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    July 10 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 10, 21:29

    Anchorage Local lakes are good for rainbows and char. Local streams are good for rainbows, but be sure to check regulations. Ship Creek still closed to king fishing. Mat-Su Streams very good for rainbows, dolly varden and grayling. Lakes are fishing good. Kenai Peninsula Russian River is very good for trout, but slow for red salmon. […]

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    Tutorial: How to properly filet halibut

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 08, 10:45

    John Amadeo, captain at All About Fishin’ Charters out of Homer and Anchor Point, shows us how to properly filet a freshly-caught halibut.

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    July 3 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jul 03, 19:47

      ANCHORAGE Ship Creek is closed from the cable below the dam down to the mouth beginning Monday due to an emergency order. The local lakes are good for rainbows and char. The local streams are open, but be sure check the regulations. MAT-SU Streams are looking good for trout fishing. Fishing in Deshka Lake […]

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    June 26 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jun 26, 23:42

    Anchorage Ship Creek kings are good. And getting better. Lakes are fishing good for rainbows and char. Mat-Su Streams are blown out from recent rains. Should be good in two-three days. Deshka and the Tailrace are OK for kings. Little Susitna River is closed. Kenai Peninsula Kenai River is slow to fair for trout and […]

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    June 19 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jun 19, 19:38

    Anchorage: Ship Creek kings are in. Fish three hours before to three hours after high tide. The Slam’n Salm’n Derby is underway until June 22. Leader: 33 lbs. Mat-Su: Lakes fishing well. The Deshka River is good for kings and bait is allowed. Rivers and streams are fair to good. Kenai Peninsula: Anchor, Ninilchik and […]

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    June 12 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jun 12, 19:57

    Here’s a look at this week’s fishing report: Homer Halibut fishing is good Nick Dudiak Lagoon is fair for kings Trolling for kings is good Kenai Peninsula Kasilof River king fishing is fair, with fish arriving with the tides Kenai and Russian Rivers are open: Reds and very good, rainbows good Whittier Halibut fishing is […]

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    June 5 fishing report

    by Tony Weaver on Jun 05, 18:00

    Here’s a look a this week’s fishing report: Anchorage  Ship Creek fair to good  kings -next big tides should bring fish Local lakes have been stocked and fishing is good. Morning and evenings are best Local creeks still closed to protect spawning rainbows Mat-Su King fishing is picking up on the Deshka Valley Lakes are […]

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    Tutorial: Cleaning your fly line

    by Tony Weaver on Jun 03, 11:52

    Cleaning your fly line is a springtime tradition that all fly fishermen should know how to do. Lee Kuepper, from Alaska’s Angling Addiction, demonstrates how to properly clean a fly line.

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    Tips for fishing Anchorage’s Ship Creek

    by Tony Weaver on May 30, 15:11

    Alaska’s most popular fishery – Ship Creek – is the answer for anyone who fishes. It’s conveniently located in downtown Anchorage, making access easy. Park at the dam, wayside at tidewater or the paid parking lot across from the Bait Shack. With last winter’s low snowpack Ship Creek is running low and clear this year, […]

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    2014 Preseason Fishing Checklist

    by Tony Weaver on May 15, 17:45

      If you’re reading this, you know — the fishing season is right around the corner. And anglers across Alaska are busy getting their equipment ready for the upcoming season. Here are a few tips from professional angler Tony Weaver that should help you avoid any problems: Waders or Hip Boots Anyone who fishes Alaska knows […]