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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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Area Sport Fishing Reports

June 22, 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”.

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, or at all ADF&G offices.

Freshwater angling


  • Sockeye have moved in fair numbers into several streams on the forelands at East, Akwe and the Situk rivers
  • Situk river angling has gotten good up to the 9 mile bridge and a few fish are above that
  • Dolly Varden are abundant on all stretches of the Situk River
  • Trout angling in the upper reaches of the Situk River and in other small streams has been fair
  • A few early pink and chum salmon are also being seen in Yakutat area streams

Saltwater angling


  • Halibut angling has been very good this last week with some good weather to help out anglers
  • Rockfish and lingcod are also reportedly abundant in catches
  • Anglers in small boats have harvested some good halibut in Monty Bay
  • Larger boats have found good halibut angling out farther past Ocean Cape
  • Rockfish are especially abundant near Ocean Cape in mid water
  • Chinook angling is very slow

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