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Sport Fish Run Timing

Timing and location are critical when fishing in Alaska. Use the timing menu below to increase your chances of success by planning your fishing trip around the times and locations the fish are running.

Sport Fish run timing and fish availability charts.




PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- UPPER COPPER/UPPER SUSITNA RIVERS- FRESH WATER FISH AVAILABILITY

This table indicates when sport fish are present (little fish) or at their peak availability (larger fish) in fresh water in the area of Alaska which includes Prince William Sound and drainages south of the Alaska Range serviced by the Richadson Highway, the Tok Cut-off, and the eastern half of the Glenn Highway. Communities in the area include Whittier, Valdez, Cordova, Glennallen, Copper Center, Sourdough and Paxson.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
king salmon peak peak
sockeye salmonpeakpeakpeak
coho salmonpeakpeak
Dolly Vardenpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpeakpeakpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent
steelhead troutpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpeakpresentpresentpresent
rainbow troutpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpeakpeakpeakpresentpresentpresentpresent
cutthroat troutpresentpresentpresentpresentpeakpeakpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent
graylingpresentpresentpresentpresentpeakpeakpeakpeakpeakpresentpresentpresent
smeltpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpeakpeakpeakpeakpresentpresentpresent
whitefishpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresent
lake troutpeakpeakpeakpeakpresentpeakpeakpresentpresentpresentpresentpeak
burbotpeakpeakpeakpeakpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpresentpeak
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

These run-timing tables indicate fish availability only. Some waters may be closed to fishing, so be sure to check a current regulation summary before planning your trip.