Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

April 25, 2014

2014 angling regulation summary booklets can be found at area vendors, local offices, and from the link found under Fishing Information on the left of this page.

Freshwater Angling Update

Situk River –
Steelhead angling has been good in most parts of the river all week. Many fish are in the middle sections and fair numbers up above 9 Mile Bridge. New schools of fish come in with every tide now. Most are moving up fairly quickly.

Water flows are still low but close to normal and temperatures have warmed over the last few days.

A few steelhead are also in Tawah Creek, as are Cutthroat trout in the Lost River drainage

Marine Angling Update

Marine angling harvest information and best times to fish can be found at the Marine Harvest Rate link in the upper right of this report.

Halibut are beginning to get caught by both charter and unguided anglers. Medium sized fish are being caught in Monti Bay and larger ones out in Yakutat Bay.
Rockfish catches are also starting to show at the docks. Mostly black rockfish and other pelagic species are being caught.

Chinook abundance is reportedly higher this year than ever.
All Chinook salmon must be 28 inches or larger to retain while sport angling.
Resident anglers can retain 3 Chinook salmon per day in 2014.
Nonresident anglers can retain 1 Chinook salmon per day in 2014, except that in May and June Nonresident anglers can retain 2 Chinook salmon per day. Non-resident anglers have a yearly limit of 6 Chinook salmon in 2014 and all harvested Chinook salmon must be marked down on your harvest record.

Regulations require all chartered anglers to use a deepwater release device if they release non pelagic rockfish.

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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