Sport Fishing Publications
Southcentral Alaska

The Division of Sport Fish, Southcentral Region, publishes a variety guides that are excellent introductions to sport fishing in the region by describing the numerous fisheries and angling opportunities in the area. The guide’s cover run timing, access sites, suggested tackle, lifecycle, regulations, and many include basic maps.


Southcentral Region Overviews

Run Timing - Charts of the timing of fish runs in popular Southcentral streams

Anchorage

  • Anchorage Stocked Lakes (4.89 Mb) Publication covering locally stocked lakes in Anchorage, Birchwood/Eagle River, JBER, and Turnagain Arm, includes bathymetric maps and species stocked.
  • Anchorage Area Fishing Opportunities (7.42 Mb) Comprehensive publication covering popular fishing locations in the Anchorage area.

Bristol Bay

Kodiak

Homer

Kenai

  • Kenai Peninsula Stocked Lakes (6.5 Mb) - Publication covering locally stocked lakes in the Kenai Peninsula area, includes bathymetric maps and species stocked.
  • Kenai River Seasonal Bank Closures (706 Kb) - Trifold publication covering bank closures in the upper and lower Kenai River with maps, and access points during the open season.
  • Fishing the Kenai River (6.6 Mb) - Comprehensive publication covering fishing for popular fish species in the Kenai River, public shoreline access sites, and catch-and-release practices.
  • Fishing the Russian River (6.4 Mb) - Comprehensive publication covering fishing for popular fish species in the Russian River, tackle and fishing methods, and Russian River fishing etiquette.

Matanuska-Susitna Valley

  • Fishing Mat-Su Valley Stocked Lakes (3 Mb) - Publication covering locally stocked lakes in the Mat-Su Valley and Palmer areas, includes bathymetric maps and species stocked.
  • Fishing for Mat-Su Valley King Salmon (8.1 Mb) - Comprehensive publication covering road and boat accessible fishing locations for Chinook salmon in the Mat-Su Valley area, including information on a Youth-Only Fishery.
  • Fishing for Mat-Su Valley Coho Salmon (9.8 Mb) - Comprehensive publication covering road and boat accessible fishing locations for coho salmon in the Mat-Su Valley area, including information on a Youth-Only Fishery.

Prince William Sound

  • Prince William Sound Shrimp (1725 kb) - Publication covering the lifecycle of the five shrimp species found in Alaska saltwaters, shrimp habitat, bait methods, and shrimp management.
  • Fishing in Western Prince William Sound (1.6 Mb) - Covers Whittier, Coghill River, Esther Lake, Eshamy Lagoon, and Main Bay, including maps.
  • Sport Fishing in the Cordova Area (6.4 Mb) - Covers Cordova roadside fishing, including the Eyak River and Fleming Spit king salmon and silver salmon. Also Eastern Prince William Sound halibut fishing, and the Copper River Delta Special Management Area for trout.
  • Fishing in the Valdez Area (2.2 Mb) - Covers pink salmon fishing, Allison Point, as well as salt water fishing for king and silver salmon. Also covers fresh waters such as the Robe River and area stocked lakes.

Resurrection Bay/Seward

Common Fishing Setups