Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
November 28, 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 freshwater angling reports
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.
Water temperatures plunged in mid week as did angling success. Fishing has been good during the warm spells that stir up the fish. Once the cold sets in angling tends to slow. Anglers were reporting multiple fish days both above and below the bridge at 9 mile. All roads are still open but this weekend may bring the first snows and shut down access. Warmer temperatures later in the storm may bring the fish back to life. Overall effort has been low with an occasion burst of effort when the word gets out.
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.