As the Alaska fishing season sadly wraps up here on the Nushagak River, it’s time to start thinking about your next week-long excursion at our Nushagak River Adventures. Autumn has officially arrived here in peaceful Southwest Alaska as our trees have begun changing color. It may not seem like it at the moment, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Americans still say grace and feast on roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, and freshly-baked pumpkin pie. But today’s generation is also hardwired to stay up-to-date on the latest Black Friday doorbusters. The folks here at Fish The Nush strongly encourage everyone to spend as much quality time with your family before sprinting into your favorite fish and tackle shops to save hundreds on the latest technology and equipment. Here are the twelve best places to find the best Black Friday deals!
Bass Pro Shops – Bass Pro Shops purchased Cabelas about one year ago, but both establishments usually have an impressive selection of discounted reels, rods, wet weather apparel, boat gear and tools, and 70-piece lure kits.
Amazon – Over the years, Amazon has entirely diversified their product line. Last year they had ultra-cast Spiderwire for next to nothing as well as discounted Berkley digital scales, Under Armour Heatgear socks, and Abu Garcia reel maintenance kits.
Tackle Warehouse – This online outfit usually offers 20 percent off everything with some exceptions. Tackle Warehouse is the perfect place to go if you know exactly what you want.
Cabelas – Most stores simply cannot match the quality that Cabelas offers. Last year they were selling Abu Garcia casting reels for 50 percent off and a $900 angler’s kayak bundle with a Garmin system.
Tackle Direct – Save 15 percent on everything or take advantage of their selected monster discounts on high-end reels and bibs at Tackle Direct.
Sportsman’s Warehouse – Sportsman’s has outposts in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, Soldotna, and Juneau making them one of the premier stores in Alaska. They usually have fantastic savings on fishing gear for beginners and youngsters.
Field & Stream – Field & Steam doesn’t have massive blowout savings, but if you’re looking to save $15-30 on a quality rod, check out their online store on Black Friday. Sometimes they also have BOGO rods.
Lamiglas – Lamiglas is a fast-growing rod-building company based out of Washington. Join their email list for Black Friday savings. Many Alaska fishing guides use Lamiglas’ rods including all of us here at Nushagak River Adventures/Fish The Nush.
P-Line – P-Line is one of the best providers of line, bait, and tackle in the world. Don’t miss out on their online savings! Our Alaska fishing guides exclusively use P-Line.
Gill – This U.K. company offers Black Friday discounts on first-rate fishing gear. They’re pretty tight-lipped on their sales, so check Gill’s website on Thanksgiving for more details.
Yakima Bait – Most bait companies pale in comparison to Yakima. They sell their bait at retailers around the country. Remember to check their online store on Thanksgiving for discounts.
Alaska Nitro Bait – Alaska Nitro has become one of the leading providers of top-quality fish cure in North America. Many Anchorage anglers stock up on cure and eggs during Alaska Nitro’s Black Friday sale. Alaska Nitro is owned by one of our very own master guides, Bill DeAvilla.