Burbot TipUps Fishing on the Alaskan Ice


The thick late-winter Alaskan ice shelters a healthy population of Burbot, the poor man’s lobster. An educated angler knows the cold, dark hours of the winter are the time to pull this freshwater cod species to the surface.

Steve partners up with Brandt Meixell to utilize local techniques to pull the unique Burbot species from the frigid waters. Handheld jigging passes the time while the duo waits for the exclaimed “FLAG” shouts. The successes are exclaimed from the tipups’ raised flags on the ice.

Watch the video for more on these unique fish that Steve proclaims, “Like a bullfrog made love to a snake. That’s a good lookin’ fish man.”