Great Land of Alaska

Ice Fishing

Watson Lake

January 2003

Ice fishing

A cold day out on Watson Lake, a lake about an hour's drive from Soldotna.

Juneau Lake

February 2004

Mike ice fishing Me ice fishing Small rainbow

Juneau Lake is located far back in the Kenai Mountains, the only way to get to it is by a day-long hike or by snowmachine in the winter. We tried our luck here a few years back and I caught a small snack-sized Rainbow Trout.

Dolly Varden Lake

December 2004

Peering into the water Dolly Varden Dolly Varden

When we ice fished at Dolly Varden Lake, the lake lived up to its name and produced a couple Dolly Varden. I've caught bigger Dollies in this lake during the summer, but these were decent.

Big Lake

February 2005

Nice sized char Bigger char Kevin ice fishing Kevin ice fishing

I tried fishing on Big Lake once and caught a nice Arctic Char (first picture). I brought Mike and Kevin here the weekend after and we didn't have any luck. However, Fred (another fisherman near us on the lake) caught a really nice one (second picture).

Sport Lake

February 2007

Dareena ice fishing Denali ice fishing Kevin resting while drilling Nice Rainbow Trout

Sport Lake is a small lake near Soldotna. I went where with Mike & Denali and Kevin & Dareena and we tried it out. It was a very slow day and I was the only one who caught anything, and it was a long wait before I caught it.

Watson Lake

February 2007

Nice sized trout

Another fishing trip to Watson Lake. Mike was the only one who caught anything worth keeping, a nice Rainbow.


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