Sunday, May 2, 2010
Looking to get in some great fishing this year and not leave the United States? Valdez Alaska is a fantasic place to fill your freezer full of salmon, ling cod, halibut, plus other species.
Fly into Anchorage from your home town then rent a car for the roughly 5 hour drive.Drive out of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway to the town of Glennallen. On the way, the scenery is breathtaking. You will see numerous glaciers, mountains, and most likely some wildlife on your drive.
At Glennallen, you take the Richardson Highway to the town of Valdez. Valdez has approximately 4000. The original town of Valdez was destroyed in 1964 by an earthquake and tidal wave and had to be abandoned. Valdez was rebuilt in its new, safe location.
Once in Valdez there are numerous hotels to stay. Numerous charter boats are available for scenic tours of Prince William Sound or to experience some of the best fishing in the world.
Wildlife is abound with numerous sealions, orcas, porpoises, beluga whales, seals, and eagles.
I have visited Valdez numerous times and cannot wait to return to fill my freezer again with delicious halibut!