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Types of Fish Caught in Alaska and Their Health Benefits

With much fishing comes much fish, and what better way to take advantage of it by turning it into a delicious and healthy meal. If you need an excuse to go on a fishing trip, tell your friends that you’re trying an all-fish diet!


Fish can be some of the healthiest meat you can find, and Cascade Creek Lodge makes finding them a relaxing and enjoyable trip.


So which kind do you want?


Salmon

One of Alaska's most popular commercial fishes, salmon is a great source of Omega-three fatty acids which help with brain function as well as inflammation reduction. It also contains Vitamins A and B12, which help the body by fighting against anemia and fatigue. Sitka has the highest catch rate for King Salmon in Alaska, so you know you'll be well-fed at Cascade Creek Lodge.


Halibut

Halibuts' high levels of protein make it a great source for people who are dieting or on a weight loss plan, as well as those looking to build muscle mass. It also has Vitamins C and E which help strengthen the immune system while providing antioxidants to fight off free radicals in the body by preventing cell damage. Halibut is best cooked with a light, crispy coating.



Sablefish

Sablefish is a mild, white flaky delicacy that will leave you feeling satisfied and healthy. It's rich in omega-3s as well! Give sablefish a try if you're lucky enough to catch one on your fishing charter. We promise this one won’t let you down!

Sablefish (also known regionally as Black Cod) is perfect for those who love Cod but want to try something new.


Cod

Cod is a great fish for those looking to get an even balance of protein and carbohydrates. Cod can be cooked in many different ways, such as boiling it with herbs or frying the fillet without breading.


Shellfish

Shellfish is a healthy alternative to other meats and has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Prawns/Shrimp prawns are best cooked by boiling them in water with salt until they turn pink while shrimp should be fried up quickly on both sides to prevent overcooking. Eating Shrimp also has its own list of nutritional benefits including high levels of vitamin A and B12 which are important for eyesight and nerve function respectively.


Rockfish

The benefits of Rockfish include high levels of protein, omega-three fatty acids, and vitamins. Rockfish can also be a great source of calcium if it is eaten with fresh vegetables like broccoli or kale. Rockfish is a sustainable, tasty fish that can be prepared in many different ways. Most commonly, rockfish are fried up quickly on one side.


So, if you find yourself wanting to come fishing with us, now you have a very healthy excuse.


We here at Cascade Creek Lodge often find ourselves with many salmon, halibut, and rockfish. We also have a surplus of hungry guests! Be sure to check out our fish dishes prepared by our amazing chef Kristi!

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