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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Yakutat

October 06, 2014

Fall and winter report


Fall and winter fishing in the Yakutat area is primarily focused on steelhead in the Situk River. Fishing reports as steelhead updates (see below) will be bi-monthly throughout the winter months as conditions change.

Winter ocean fishing in the 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.

 

Fall/Winter Steelhead Update
Water temperatures are still a bit warm for good steelhead entry into the Situk River. Coho are just beginning to spawn in earnest as the water recedes from some fairly strong storms over the weekend. No steelhead have been reported as of yet. Expect that steelhead will begin to show as the water cools in late October and into November.

Dolly Varden fishing is excellent this year in the mid sections of the Situk River where Coho are spawning.

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 untill spring.


For further information, anglers can call Brian Marston at the ADF&G, Division of Sport Fish in Yakutat, at (907) 784-3222.
 

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