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Tanana River Management Area (TRMA)
Fishing Information

Two kids with their catch Throughout the Tanana River Management Area (TRMA) both wild and hatchery produced fish are available to anglers in a variety of habitats, ranging from small roadside ponds to clear spring fed streams. There are 18 fish species indigenous to the Tanana River drainage, 6 of these are commonly targeted by sport anglers. They include: king (Chinook) and coho (silver) salmon, Arctic grayling, burbot, lake trout, and northern pike.

Rainbow trout are not native to the drainage, but have been stocked in many lakes. Arctic char, coho (silver) salmon, king (Chinook) salmon, and Arctic grayling are also stocked in select lakes of the Tanana River drainage.

Opportunities for sport angling are available year–round in the TRMA. During the open water seasons sport fishing may occur wherever game fish are present, subject to time and/or area closures. Winter effort focuses on lakes stocked with hatchery fish, with some effort directed toward lake and river populations of burbot and northern pike.

Popular locations to go sport fishing in the Tanana River Area and the fish species available:

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  Arctic Grayling Burbot Coho Salmon King Salmon Lake Trout Northern Pike Rainbow Trout Sheefish
Brushkana River
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Chatanika River
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Chena River
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Delta Clearwater River
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Fielding Lake
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
George Lake
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Harding Lake
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Minto Flats
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Quartz Lake
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Salcha River
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Tanana River
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Tangle Lakes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Volkmar Lake
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No

The following links lead to regulation summaries of Alaska sport and personal use fishing regulations published by the Division of Sport Fish as a service to anglers. They are not intended to be a complete digest of all fishing regulations.

Regulations may be changed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries during its regular meetings, by emergency regulation, or by emergency order at any time. Any changes to the regulations are made available through the emergency order link below.

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