Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

November 03, 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.

Fall and winter reports

Fall and winter 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

Steelhead have moved up the river and are in mid-river holes as well as a few above 9 mile bridge. Water conditions are high for now but are dropping fast. Overall conditions are still a bit warm but good for steelhead movement. Many coho and Dolly Varden are still in the river. All roads are accessible as of 11-3-14.

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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