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The Meateater Goes Spearfishing in Alaska

Whitefish are ready for the taking when you go spearfishing in Alaska with Steven Rinella.

In what's arguably the most visual type of fishing, spearfishing is a fun and appealing way to harvest some great freshly-caught meat for the smoker.

There's no better way to prove it than by sharing this video of someone who knows what they're doing, and Steven Rinella is great at explaining what's going on as he tries for some whitefish.

He's familiarized himself with the Alaskan bounty, and this takes things into a new realm for people who want to keep fishing when waters freeze over.

How often can you say you're participating in such a primitive form of fishing, but still enjoying the luxuries of modern day equipment and gear? Spearfishing in Alaska encompasses the best of winter fishing: a great time staying active with your friends.

Plus, there's the added bonus of fish to brine and smoke, which tastes delicious and can be equally as suitable for a swanky party or a weeknight with just you and the spouse. It keeps for a good while if you know how to prepare it, and if smoked fish is relatively new to you, you'll find a whole new methodology that could become your favorite.

The most we can ask for is to remain inspired by the great outdoors, and a day spent in the Alaskan wilderness, harvesting fish for consumption later, is a mighty fine way to do it.

NEXT: STEVEN RINELLA'S GOAL IS CATCHING ON, AND THINGS ARE ONLY GETTING STARTED: A MEATEATER INTERVIEW

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The Meateater Goes Spearfishing in Alaska