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Area Sport Fishing Reports

July 21, 2016

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”.

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.



  • Sockeye salmon numbers peaked at almost 4,500 fish in one night last week
  • Good numbers of sockeye continue to enter the lower Situk River
  • Water conditions are very low as of mid week but rain is expected soon
  • Italio River anglers report fair numbers of sockeye, and some chum salmon
  • East River and Dry Bay area anglers also report good numbers of sockeye
  • Chinook salmon angling on the Situk River is closed due to low abundance



  • Coho numbers are beginning to pick up out in Yakutat Bay waters
  • Halibut angling is still consistent and some larger fish were brought in last week
  • Lingcod angling remains productive for those targeting those big greenlings
  • An occasional Chinook salmon is still being caught, but for the most part Chinook salmon angling is poor
  • Varied mixes of rockfish bag limits are also coming in with most charter boats
  • Shore fishing for pink salmon has begun to be productive in the Ankau lagoon area

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