When you head up to Alaska for your next fishing trip, you’ll have plenty of fish to catch. You can catch these fish using a multitude of methods and ways. Many anglers go shore fishing, but just as many will hop onto a boat and sail out into the Alaskan waters. Boat fishing and shore fishing both have their advantages and disadvantages, but which is right for you? Read on to learn more.
- Greater coverage: A boat can take you much farther than your two legs. This gives you access to a greater range of locations.
- Increased fish diversity: The more locations you can cover, the more types of fish you can catch. Boat fishing allows you to catch a wide diversity of Alaskan fish species.
- Less physically taxing: Boat fishing is easier on the body, so you’ll spend less energy and be able to fish for longer.
- More expensive: The cost of boat upkeep, rentals, docking, and more can increase the cost of your fishing trip.
- Less environmentally friendly: Boats are loud and can pollute the air and waters. This can damage the local eco-system.
- Greater stealth: Walking along the shore is much quieter than riding in a boat. This makes it easier to catch certain fish.
- Greater amount of time: With shore fishing, all you have to do is find your fishing gear and head out towards the nearest body of water. You don’t need to spend time getting a boat ready.
- Easier to land fish: You don’t need a fishing net with shore fishing. All you have to do is reel your catch in.
- More physically taxing: Shore fishing requires you to travel and stand on your own two feet for longer periods of time.
- Limited fish diversity: Since you’re restricted to the shore, you’ll only be able to catch fish that congregate near there.
Whether you’re planning on shore fishing or boat fishing, if you’re looking to schedule your next Alaska fishing trip, contact Green Rocks Lodge to get started!