Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 27, 2019

Week of June 26 - July 2

Freshwater Fishing


  • Part of Ship Creek is currently open to salmon fishing and fishing for king salmon continues to be good. The creek has been clearing up nicely for anglers. Both lures and bait have been catching fish. Get to the creek a few hours before high tide to prepare for the incoming fish. If the tides are small you might want to focus your efforts further downstream. Casting spinners and drifting roe have both been productive.
  • Chester and Campbell creeks opened to fishing on June 15 for NON-salmon species.
  • Campbell Creek is open for a Youth-Only king salmon fishery this weekend ONLY from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and June 30. Check out page 45-46 of the 2019 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary booklet for more information.
    • ADF&G staff will be onsite at Taku/Campbell Lake parking lot with rods and fishing tips available from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Please see the News Release for more information.
  • Bird Creek is currently closed to ALL fishing.

Trout (Rainbow Trout/Dolly Varden/Arctic Char)

  • Chester and Campbell creeks opened to sportfishing for non-salmon species on June 15. Anglers are having a good time catching catchable sized rainbow trout and Dolly Varden on the creek.
    • Try small spinners or bead-head nymphs in deep pools or along cutbanks.

Local Lakes

  • Rainbow trout is what it’s about!
    • Cheney, Taku/Campbell, Mirror, Beach, Jewel, and Sand lakes were all stocked in the last week. With this warm weather try fishing the mornings and evenings with dry flies for some great action!
    • Mirror Lake is a great option that has been fishing well!
  • Don’t forget that grayling are back! Alder Pond, Sand, and Beach lakes were stocked with Arctic grayling last month and are fishing well! These are a fun fish to catch on a fly or lure.
  • Sand Lake is a great option for to catch multiple different species of fish at one location.
  • Lakes on JBER were stocked with catchable rainbow trout last month excluding Green Lake that was stocked last week! Base lakes continue to fish well.
  • Symphony Lake will open to fishing on July 1. The Arctic grayling in this lake will be hungry and provide some fun following a long hike!
  • Find information on lakes in this informational packet.
  • Northern pike are not native to Anchorage area lakes but there are some in Lower Fire Lake. If you catch a pike in any Anchorage area lake, please do not release it and please contact the ADF&G Sport Fish Division immediately at 907-267-2218.


  • Dipnetting for hooligan is closed in saltwaters and freshwaters.

Emergency Orders

  • There are currently no Emergency Orders for the Anchorage Management Area.

For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Anchorage Sport Fish Info Desk at (907) 267-2218.