1. Alaska Glacier Adventures specializes in conducting boat-based Trophy Black Bear and Fishing Trips. Prince of Wales in Southeast Alaska has more record book black bear entries than the rest of the state combined and they regularly produce monster bruins that weigh over 350 pounds, square out between 7' and 8' and have skulls that average between 19 1/2" and 22". We consistently guide hunters to bears that are BIG and OLD while doing it with a great attitude. Prince of Wales is 135 miles long, 45 miles wide, is bigger than Delaware, is the 3rd largest island in the USA behind Kodiak and Hawaii. And it does NOT have brown/grizzly bears. Its massive size combined with a temperate climate and abundant food make this the optimal black bear growing area. This coastal island is covered with a dense spruce, hemlock and cedar forest and has miles of rocky beaches, numerous bays, tidal flats and rivers. The only other big game animals on the island are deer and wolves and they do not impact the black bears. Prince of Wales is only 925 miles north of Seattle and its mild climate causes the bears to come out earlier than most areas with the first bear sighting usually around April 10th and many more in the following days until May 10th when most bears are out of their dens. The bears of Prince of Wales also have bigger average skull sizes than anywhere else in Alaska or Canada. There has always been many numbers thrown around by hunters and guides since it is very difficult to weigh a bear that is on a remote beach in Alaska when it is not a priority and many people do not know how to measure a hide. The size of the hides are often inflated by hunters and guides so it is confusing to try and decide where to hunt and with whom when some outfitters routinely state you will have a chance at an 8' black bear. I can assure you, the area we hunt has the biggest bears in Alaska and I have yet to see and honest 8' black bear. I have guided well over 120 black bears and 50 some brown/grizzly bears and have been involved in many, many more hunts where I have had bear encounters so this is how it works. The correct hide measurement is taken when you stretch the hide out flat without the skull or paws and don't touch it again. Then you measure from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail and also from the tip of the front paw to the tip of the other front paw. Add these two numbers and divide by two. Now you have the hide squared measurement that is talked about, so a 7' bear has 49 square feet of hide, while an 8' bear has 64 square feet of hide. It is easy to add an additional 6" to 12" to a hide by giving it the 'guide stretch', meaning you take the nose to tail measurement while pulling as tight as you can and then take the front paw to front paw measurement while pulling as tight as you can. This easily adds many inches to the measurement so if an outfitter claims to take 8' black bears, now you know how he does it. An unnamed Alaskan outfitter I worked for years ago was an expert at turning a 7.5' grizzly into a 9' grizzly so if you want we can easily turn your honest 7'6" bear into an 8'6" bear, but all the measurements you see below are honest measurements.

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  2. The place to go for World Class Fishing is Southeast Alaska, specifically Sitka and Craig. Both of these locations are unique because of their proximity to the ocean and both have several prominent land masses that jut out into the ocean. These land masses invite migrating salmon to stop by the prolific feeding grounds on their way north or south. The nutrient-rich waters teem with herring, needlefish and shrimp. Both areas attract salmon headed south to British Columbia and others headed north to other parts of Alaska. The Alaska Fish and Game website will back up this claim with the highest catch rates and the lowest number of rod hours spent by anglers consistently going to these two fishing destinations. It is no secret that these two locations have hot fishing!
    In addition to the prolific salmon runs, the areas boast World Class Fishing for giant halibut, lingcod and many varieties of delicious rockfish. We also fish for Dungeness Crab and the Giant Alaska Spot Shrimp on every trip!
    Southeast Alaska is the best place to go for a wide variety of fishing!

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  3. This high-volume all-inclusive fishing trip will find you dining on your fresh catch of shrimp, crab and fish and the rest will be professionally vacuum-sealed and frozen at sea. At the end of your trip, you and your processed/boxed catch will be transported to the B&B/motel of your choice. The sightseeing opportunities around town are well worth enjoying after your fishing trip.

    The boat can accommodate 4 clients and the trips are all-inclusive. Included in the package is all fish processing, all gear/tackle, taxes, licenses, lodging and meals while you are on the boat.

    The waters around Sitka is a phenomenal fishery and the convenient travel location makes it a much sought after angling experience. At the end of the fishing day, the "GLACIER' anchors up in secluded bays close to the fishing grounds. This significantly increases your fishing time, decreases your boat running time, and makes this a much more memorable experience. This "once in a lifetime trip" is far more than just a fishing trip.

    This is a true Alaskan Experience of a Lifetime. Most anglers never forget the incredible views, the breeching Humpback Whales, the bellowing Steller Sea Lions, the delicious seafood, and the hard-fighting fish that are constantly tugging on the fishing rods. Come join us for the "Adventure of a Lifetime!"

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Alaska Glacier Adventures

Monty Williams

Alaska Fishing Outfitters/Alaska Glacier Adventures has been in business since 2004 and Kurt has been guiding saltwater fishing trips out of Sitka since 2000. He has operated four different boats during this time and has logged countless days between…

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Alaska Fishing Outfitters/Alaska Glacier Adventures has been in business since 2004 and Kurt has been guiding saltwater fishing trips out of Sitka since 2000. He has operated four different boats during this time and has logged countless days between Craig and Sitka fishing, hunting and traveling. Kurt will be the captain/guide on your trip and Trina will be the deckhand/cook, but in reality Trina is the captain and Kurt is the go-pher! Kurt and Trina provide top notch service and put you on the fish. Both of them are licensed guides, both hold USCG captain’s licenses and current First Aid & CPR training. They will ensure your safety, teach you the proper way to fish and give you the guidance & assistance to get your fish in the boat.
Our trips will have 2-6 clients and we will not mix groups, so you and your group will have the entire boat to yourselves.

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