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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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”.

Chinook update

  • 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

Steelhead Update

  • 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


Yakutat Area Archives for:
Feb 09, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 21, 2016 Jan 12, 2016 Jan 04, 2016

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