Author: danjanovich

Pro Membership Update: King Salmon on the Nushagak

Alaska is one of those places that dreams are made of. If you are looking to have a chance to catch, truly a fish of a lifetime, the land called, “The Last Frontier” definitely fills the bill and more. It is my pleasure to travel each year to many destinations throughout Alaska and I will have to say, I can’t really think of a better place anywhere in the world to take in not only the beauty and splendor of your surroundings, all the while seeking, seemingly endless fishing opportunities along the way. Of course, Alaska is known for...

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Where The Yentna Merges With Lake Creek – McDougall Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Alaska offers plenty of waters to soak a line. Yes, it is pretty much surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, but much of the fishing is done on lakes and especially rivers and streams throughout its vast expanses. Both large and small, glacial and clear, these ‘tributaries’ are truly the life blood for fish of all species; especially salmon. Now for those of you that have not been to Alaska, not all of its waters are crystal clear like you may envision. In fact, the majority of its rivers are glacial with little to no visibility. You...

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Catchin’, Not Fishin’ at Pybus Point Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Senior Editor Alaska is one of those places that once you have experienced it, you just can’t seem to get enough of it. Every area that you explore seems to offer a whole new adventure, be it interior, the western and eastern expansions, the inside passage or along its coast. Over the years here at Sportsman’s News, I have had the great pleasure to visit many great lodges. As you know, I am a little partial to the freshwater river systems in search of all five of the Pacific salmon species, but each year I put...

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Pro-Member Update: The Quest for Silver

By Kent Danjanovich When your phone rings and a stranger introduces themselves on the other end and informs you that you have just won a $6,000 fishing trip for two to Alaska, what would be your response? Well, that is exactly what happened a few months ago to Sarah Holcomb of New Mexico. Sarah’s husband, Seth, was one of the very first Sportsman’s News followers to sign up for the Pro Membership Sweepstakes and he and Sarah decided to sign her up too, giving them twice as many chances each month to draw. The only funny thing is –...

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PRO MEMBER UPDATE: Rufflin’ a Few Feathers At The Tumbleweed Lodge

By Kent Danjanovich Since pheasant hunting is one of our favorite things to do here at Sportsman’s News, it only made sense that when we started the Pro Membership Sweepstakes, one of the first hunts that we included in our drawing schedule was a trip for two to one of our longest-standing Platinum Approved Outfitters, South Dakota’s Tumbleweed Lodge. Don and Michael Bollweg have built one of the best farming operations in the country over the past 35 years and because of that hard work, it was only natural when the idea came to incorporate the hunting part of...

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