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Area Sport Fishing Reports
February 09, 2016
Angling reports in winter (November- February) for the Yakutat area typically focus on steelhead in the Situk River, and Chinook angling in salt waters of Yakutat Bay. Angling for both of these species begins in earnest in early spring (March-April).
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, looking at the archived reports, via the links below, can give anglers some feel for the availability of fish if you are planning a trip.
Marine fishing harvest success data can be found by following the link above right, “marine harvest rates”.
- Trolling activity has been slight these past weeks
- Some fish are reportedly moving in closer to town and up near Knight Island
- Trolling success will usually pick up in late February
- River conditions are good for steelhead angling
- Little effort has been reported lately
- The fish that are being caught are well up river
- Road conditions are fair
- Some snow last week made the drive out to 9 mile a bit more difficult
- A 4x4 in necessary to reach the river, but travel along the river is easy due to lack of drifted snow