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April 02, 2014
2014 angling regulation booklets can be found at area vendors, local offices, and from the link under Fishing Information on the left of this page
Steelhead Angling Update
Situk River – The River is reportedly clear of log jams for the most part. River flows are very low and floating the river is a chore. Temperatures are still a bit cold at night for the season although daily mid day temps rise with the recent sunny days.
Steelhead are beginning to show throughout the river. Small numbers are moving into the lower river with high tides and some have begun to come out of Situk Lake as well. Anglers are finding more steelhead in the lower sections of the river right now.
Marine angling in winter and early Spring
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 angling improves with spring temperatures in early spring.
- Winter and spring Chinook salmon angling can generally be good in Yakutat Bay when weather allows.
Chinook salmon abundance in the ocean is reportedly high this year.
2014 saltwater Chinook salmon angling regulations are as follows
Chinook salmon must be 28 inches or larger to retain.
Resident anglers have a daily limit of 3 Chinook salmon per day in 2014.
Non-resident anglers have a daily limit of 1 Chinook salmon per day in 2014, except that in May and June 2014 the daily limit is 2 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.