Alaska Ice Fishing

In Alaska, winter is primetime ice fishing season. Grab your tackle and pick up some bait. The fish are easy to find in more than 80 Alaska lakes stocked annually with landlocked salmon, Arctic grayling, Arctic char and rainbow trout.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game provides great resources for ice fishing, including fishing reports, a database of every lake in Alaska and much more:

WINTER ICE FISHING DERBY

The Houston Chamber of Commerce and the Houston Lions Club hosts the Mat-Su Valley Pike Derby on weekends in March. Prize categories include most number, pounds and lengths of pike, as well as longest, heaviest, shortest and lightest pike. Fish will be cooked at the derby awards banquet and donated to local food pantries.