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Recent Yakutat News Releases
February 13, 2015
Winter ocean fishing
Yakutat area can be productive for winter kings from October on into spring. Winter kings will often congregate and feed in the inner coves of Yakutat Bay. Weather conditions are typically adverse and picking your days will guide your success. Halibut fishing is also productive on occasion during the winter months.
More information is available on winter fishing opportunities by clicking on the link to the left, Information By Area,... and navigating through links for Yakutat,... Fishing Opportunities,... and Yakutat Bay Salmon, Halibut, and Steelhead.
Fall and winter reports for freshwaters
Fall and winter freshwater fishing in the Yakutat area is primarily focused on steelhead in the Situk River. Fish reports posted as Steelhead Updates will be intermittent throughout the winter months as conditions change.
The river has thawed out some and is up to more normal flows due to recent warm rains. No reports recently of fish being caught but it should be worth a try this next week. Temps can still drop fast if the weather clears. Roads are passable for now but they all got a good coating of ice that is still around in many sections. Some new trees are down due to recent high winds in the area.
Weather conditions in Yakutat in the fall and winter can limit your access to the Situk River. Anglers should be prepared for potential weather related delays and be aware that roads may become totally impassable any time after October 1st due to heavy rains and or snow. Impassable road conditions may not be repaired until spring.
For further information, anglers can call Brian Marston at the ADF&G, Division of Sport Fish in Yakutat, at (907) 784-3222.