Luxury Fishing Vacations Blog

Kodiak Brown Bear-Our Wilderness visit with Earth’s Largest Bear

Kodiak Brown Bear Center Almost Did Not Happen The Kodiak brown bear is famous throughout the world.  We were fishing at Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge on a beautiful August afternoon before taking a short float plane ride in a couple days to Karluk Lake and the Kodiak Brown […]

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Costa Rica Fishing Season 2017-Fish, Weather, and Water

Costa Rica Fishing Season 2017 -Crazy At Times The 2017 Costa Rica fishing season was highly anticipated by us. Our August 2016 trip was a good wet season trip and we were at Crocodile Bay in late February for a trip we had been planning for some […]

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Kodiak Fishing Season For 2017

Kodiak Fishing Season 2017-Year of Anticipation With the 2016 Kodiak fishing season being strong for bottom fishing and very challenging for salmon, everyone was looking forward to 2017 with high expectations.  Last year year was one of the lowest harvest years for Alaska salmon in decades.  The […]

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Why I Fish. Our Kodiak Trip Is Finally Here-I Have My Answer

Why I Fish – We Each Have Our Answer People ask why I fish.  At first, fishing was something new to try with my family.  Then, fishing was about catching the fish.  Next, I think the beautiful places where I fished made me want to go to […]

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What’s Been Biting – Kodiak Fishing Report July 2017

Kodiak Fishing Conditions It’s always great to get a report on what is happening live in the fishing world.  I talk to many guests before they leave and that’s always the number one question, “How’s the fishing been?”  To find out Bill and I talked with Gary […]

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Thank You for Ten Years of the Great Life in Business

The Accidental Travel Expert I became a fishing travel expert somewhat by accident as many of you know.  Our family went to Alaska on our first fishing trip back in 2004.  Our twin daughters were thirteen years old and the experience changed us forever.  We became a […]

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Haida Gwaii Fishing Lodges—The Ideal Location for Salmon Fishing

Haida Gwaii Fishing Lodges—The Ideal Location for Salmon Fishing Haida Gwaii fishing lodges are one of northern waters’ best kept secrets. Novice to experienced anglers have asked us, “Is there a world-class lodge where I can go to fish on my own?” Many of our clients have […]

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The Father’s Day Gift For The Man Who Doesn’t Need Anything

Still thinking about your Father’s Day gift? What is the perfect Father’s Day gift?  About now, my daughters start asking me what Dad wants.  His birthday is right around the corner, too so that is added pressure! I know there can be much emotion, anxiety and frustration […]

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Denali National Park – This Vast Land Takes Your Breath Away

Denali National Park – The Easy Road There Going to Denali National Park was a lifetime dream as I have mentioned in previous posts.  When friends ask me about that trip the top question is “how do you get there”? Getting lost traveling from Anchorage to Denali […]

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Costa Rica Sailfish—Why Central America is Their Special Place

The Mysteries of the Oceans Costa Rica sailfish are among the most beautiful fish in the ocean.  Sailfish species are found throughout the world.  I have been very fortunate to travel to many incredible places and see many wondrous things.  I like to learn as much as […]

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Travel Insurance Protects Oversold Flights and System Issues

Airline Problems Make Travel Insurance Necessary Air travel to Alaska and other remote locations is complicated.  Our article “Flying in Alaska is a Way of Life”  discusses some of the issues you should consider in getting to your Alaska fishing vacation.  Destination resorts and lodges recommend travel […]

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Our Alaska Train Trip to Denali-The Perfect Way to See a Vast Land

Our Alaska Train Trip For many years I had wanted to ride the famous Alaska train Denali Star from Anchorage through the interior to Denali and on to Fairbanks.  As a child, I had imagined life and adventure in Alaska.  I always wanted a husky and saw […]

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Our Costa Rica Fishing Trip Was Incredible-Let’s Go Again in 2018

Anticipation Is Part of the Fun Any Costa Rica fishing trip is a great experience. You’ve signed up, taken care of payment and just dreamed about the trip to sunny, beautiful Costa Rica for months now…anticipation is at an all-time high by the time you leave on […]

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Prince of Wales Fly Fishing Seasons-Nature’s Unique Ecosystem

Prince of Wales Fly Fishing – We Love It Prince of Wales fly fishing is impacted by Mother Nature in many ways.  We wish we knew what she has in store for us this year! Lisa and I fished with Jay Mar, lodge manager and head fly […]

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Our First Family Fishing Vacation on Kodiak

Family Fishing Vacation-Let’s Go To Alaska! “You have to hit the fish on the head with a stick,” Lisa exclaimed with her last ditch effort to avoid our first family fishing vacation to Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge.  “I want to go fishing with Dad in Alaska,” Alex said […]

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Excited For Our Crocodile Bay Trip Next Month

Our Crocodile Bay Trip Has Perfect Timing The 2017 fishing season and excitement for our Crocodile Bay trip is heating up.  There is still time to join us February 25 or any time this season.    Check out the photos below of fish since New Year’s Eve. […]

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Welcome to the 2017 Season at Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge

Are You Ready for another Season of Kodiak Alaska Fishing? We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.  However now, it is time to think about the great fishing this year on Kodiak Island.  Making memories is what fishing is all about […]

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Kodiak Fishing Seasons and Our Family Memories

Kodiak Fishing Seasons for Our Family—Like Sands Through The Hourglass Kodiak fishing seasons are part of so many days of my family’s life.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  The temperatures cool and I start to think about all of the wonderful Thanksgivings and Christmas […]

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Costa Rica Eco Tours August 2016 at Crocodile Bay

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Costa Rica eco tours at Crocodile Bay on the Osa Peninsula are a great way to experience one of the most exotic places in the world.  All of the tours are listed at the end of this article.   While many visitors come […]

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Costa Rica Whale Watching August 2016 at Crocodile Bay

Costa Rica Whale Watching-An Unexpected Pleasure  Costa Rica whale watching is somewhat of a secret.  Many whale species pass through Costa Rican waters but the humpbacks are the ones that put on the greatest shows.  Since Costa Rica is near the middle of the northern and southern […]

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