Do You Have What it Takes ... Salmon Fishing
by Staff
If you're a serious fisherman (or woman), chances are a salmon-fishing trip to Alaska is on your bucket list -- if you haven't been already. Do you have what it takes to reel in the Big One in the Last Frontier? Take our quiz and find out if you have the right stuff.

What are the 'big two' of Alaska fishing?

  • salmon and tuna
  • salmon and halibut
  • salmon and trout

What's bigger, salmon or halibut?

  • salmon
  • halibut

How many types of salmon are native to Alaska?

  • one
  • two
  • three
  • four
  • five
  • six

What's the biggest type of Alaskan salmon?

  • king
  • red
  • pink
  • chum
  • silver

This river is one of only a few in the world that contain all five types of salmon.

  • Kongakut
  • Kenai
  • Echooka
  • Utukok
  • Talkeetna
  • Wasilla

When is salmon season in Alaska?

  • February-May
  • April-October
  • May-September
  • November-March
  • When is it NOT salmon season?

If you arrive in Alaska for a fishing trip in September, what type of salmon can you expect to catch?

  • king
  • red
  • pink
  • chum
  • silver

About how much can you expect to pay for a full-day guided fishing trip in Alaska?

  • $100
  • $200
  • $400

You could certainly catch a salmon by standing with a rod and reel in just about any Alaskan river during salmon season -- but if you want to get fancier, many serious anglers say this device is one of the best out there.

  • downrigger
  • track system
  • planer board
  • spinner bait

What are Alaskans referring to when they talk about 'combat fishing'?

  • landing a huge salmon with your bare hands
  • fighting crowds of anglers in urban fishing areas