Last summer, my husband and I got the chance to visit his dad in Alaska for the better part of two weeks. We spent much of our time there traversing the state, including an adventure on the old Denali highway (note: if you brave it, bring spare tires and a can of fix-a-flat!) and driving down to Seward to go on a private fishing charter. We had a beautiful day out on the water; and although the salmon wasn't running yet, we were able to reel in a decent halibut catch. When it was all said and don we walked away with about 30 pounds of cleaned halibut fillets, which were promptly vacuum-sealed and frozen dockside.