Alaska’s Urban Angler: Jim Lavrakas

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram by scott

By day, Jim Lavrakas is a mild-mannered photographer at Alaska’s Good Morning Newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News. But after work, Jim trades his camera bag for his King Salmon rod and he heads downtown to the “Big Muddy”, aka “Ship Creek”. He is Alaska’s Urban Angler! Those of you who live in Anchorage know our downtown creek serves up excellent fishing for most of the summer. Jim will take anglers on a 3-hour guided sessions on Anchorage’s Ship Creek. Fish the muddy bowels of the most urban salmon fishery in the U.S. Jim will teach you the techniques for successful salmon fishing that you can use anywhere in Alaska, from a “combat fishing” situation to a pristine wilderness experience. $125 per person, 2 clients at a time, twice daily. Oh, Jim won the Ship Creek King Salmon derby a few years back–so he knows what he’s talking about. Check out the picture…which, of course, is worth a thousand words. HA!

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