Preparation material we recommend are as follows:
These books accompany us on EVERY Alaska trip:

Frommers 2011

Frommer's Alaska 2011, This book is available
from It is packed full of all the
information you need to help prepare for
sightseeing and more.


Alaska Fishing, by Rene' Limereres and Gunnar
Pedersen is our Favorite book about fishing
in Alaska. It's details the life of each
species of salmon and other game fish and
How and Where to catch each species.
This book is also normally available


The Highway Angler by Gunnar Pedersen also
deserves mention, as it has detailed
knowledge on exactly where to park and when
to target each species. This book can be
somewhat hard to locate. Also available at
this link.