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Area Sport Fishing Reports

August 25, 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.



  • Coho run entry on the Tsiu River has started in earnest and angling is reportedly very good
  • High water on the western streams near Yakutaga has hampered access to those waters
  • Coho run entry on the Situk is in full swing
  • Fishing for coho is good or better up to mid river and pinks are throughout the system
  • High water late this week may slow the Situk angling a bit till the water subsides
  • Coho run entry on the eastern side of The Forelands has yet to get real stroing but should improve by early-mid next week



  • Coho angling in salt water has improved to very good
  • Trollers are getting limits of coho on most days
  • Coho salmon are also entering Ankau Lagoon on the high tides
  • Halibut anglers are also getting limits during the better weather spells
  • Anglers who target rockfish are finding good catches of blacks, and a mixture of non pelagic species
  • The smaller lagoons in Yakutat Bay have yet to produce many coho

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