Northwest / North Slope
Nome is A world famous city known for its gold rush, as well as the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, this small city on the Bering Sea coast has a relatively unknown Sport Fishery. With three nicely developed roadways away from this town, it gives the sport angler a great opportunity to fish dozens of streams and lakes in search for sport fish. Recent salmon runs have been on the rebound, with some systems reaching record levels, this makes Nome, Alaska a great destination for the sport fisherman to travel to. While being relatively unknown in the sport fishing world, this town holds the recent state record for largest Arctic Grayling. Depending on the stream you fish, you can give yourself the opportunity to land yourself the next world record Arctic Grayling, see spectacular wildlife, or land yourself dozens an bright salmon that will spoil you of all other fishing you do on the road system.
The city of Kotzebue is remotely located on a peninsula off the western coast line of Alaska thirty-three miles north of the Arctic Circle. Airplanes or boats are the principle means to reach the community, as there is no road system to reach the area from other regions of the State. The Noatak, Selawik, and Kobuk Rivers all drain near the vicinity of the coastal city and serve as transportation routes inland for the regional communities. The rivers also host a very large population of migrating sheefish, pike and spawning runs of different species of Pacific salmon. Fishing is done year round even when the salt water gets frozen.
Dalton Highway / Arctic Circle
The Dalton Highway, also known as the North Slope Haul Road, extends from near Livengood on the Elliot Highway, 414 miles north to the Prudhoe Bay industrial area on the Arctic Ocean. The abundance and variety of freshwater fish generally diminish with latitude, so that the combination of high latitude and proximity to headwaters tends to result in fewer fish than in more southerly and coastal areas of Alaska. Nevertheless, good fishing for Arctic grayling, Dolly Varden, lake trout, burbot, and northern pike is available at some locations at certain times of the year.