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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Yakutat

December 08, 2014

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. 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.

Steelhead Update

River temperatures warmed up in the middle of last week and steelhead angling improved. Most of the good fishing has been up river, above 9 mile bridge or down by the confluence area of the Old Situk. Water flows picked up over the weekend but they are still very good for angling access. Roads were all open but slick as of 12-8-14.

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.
 

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