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Southcentral Alaska

Sport Fish Division, southcentral region, publishes a variety of informational guides describing the many fisheries and angling opportunities in Southcentral Alaska. These guides are excellent introductions to sport fishing in southcentral Alaska. They cover run timing, access sites, suggested tackle, lifecycle, and regulations. Many include basic maps. This page is updated as new information is added to the handouts and as new handouts are developed, so check back to see what's new.

Southcentral Region Overviews

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


Bristol Bay




Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Prince William Sound

  • Shrimp in Prince Willian Sound (0.1 Mb) - The when, where and how of shrimp in Prince William Sound.
  • Western Prince William Sound (2.3 Mb) - Covers Whittier, Coghill River, Esther Lake, Eshamy Lagoon, and Main Bay, including maps.
  • Sport Fishing in the Cordova Area (1.1 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.
  • Valdez Arm Recreational Fishing (635 Kb) - 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.

Ressurection Bay/Seward

Common Fishing Setups

  • The term "tri-fold" in parenthesis after a publication indicates that it is formatted to be a double sided handout folded in three sections.
  • The number in parentheses after each title indicates the size of the PDF file in kilobytes. Larger files take longer to open but the amount of time varies according your Internet connection and computer configuration.