Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 09, 2017

General information is available on seasonal fishing opportunities in Yakutat by clicking on the link at left; Information By Area,... and navigating through links for Yakutat,... Fishing Opportunities.

Additionally, if you are planning a trip, looking at the archived reports, via the links below, can give anglers some feel for the timing and availability of fish during past years.

Also, the recent year’s marine fishing harvest success data can be found by following the link above right, “marine harvest rates”.

Regulations for the Yakutat area and the rest of the state can be found online via the link below "fishing regulations", or hard copies can be obtained at most local tackle and outdoor stores in Alaska.



  • The Situk River steelhead fishery has come to end. We had a strong run this season with over 6000 fish counted through the weir.
  • Anglers are reminded that sport fishing for King salmon in the Situk River is closed. All possible efforts should be made to avoid these fish.
  • Situk River sockeye are off to a very strong start, over 15,000 fish have passed through the weir and should provide good angling opportunity throughout the river.


  • King salmon fishing in saltwater has been good all Spring, with high catch rates in inside areas among the islands.
  • Halibut fishing has been good as is expected this time of the year.
  • Lingcod season began on May 16th and will remain open until the end of November



Yakutat Area Archives for:
Oct 31, 2017 Oct 09, 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Sep 14, 2017 Sep 06, 2017 Aug 25, 2017 Aug 11, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Jul 12, 2017 Jun 26, 2017 Jun 20, 2017 Jun 09, 2017

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