Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
December 17, 2013
Winter Fishing Report: (Mat-Su)
Date: 12-16 through 12-31
• Don’t forget: Your 2013 fishing license expires December 31.
Licenses can be purchased at licensing vendors or online at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/
• Ho Ho Ho! A sport fish license makes a great gift - one that lasts all year.
• 2013 Sport Fish regulation booklets are valid through April 15, 2014.
• Fishing stocked lakes has been very rewarding for anglers venturing out early this winter season. Lakes recently stocked with catchable fish include: Long Lake (mile 86 Glenn HWY), Seventeenmile, Finger, and Knik Lakes.
• Find information on ADF&G’s stocked lakes here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=SportStockingHatcheriesSearch.main
Places to Take a Kid Fishing (easily accessible locations)
• Finger Lake – wide variety of fish; high catch rates
• Knik Lake – recently stocked with landlocked king salmon
• Matanuska Lake
• Long Lake (mile 86 Glenn HWY)
• Nancy Lake offers road accessible pike fishing. Alexander, Figure Eight, Flathorn, and Trapper lakes offer snowmachine accessible pike fishing.
• Big Lake offers arctic char, rainbow trout, and northern pike.
• Finger Lake- catchable kings, rainbow trout
• Nancy Lake - pike
• Long Lake (mile 86)- char, rainbow trout
Like many other fish, salmon are visual predators. They use their sense of smell and sight to find food. Fishing right now tends to be most productive during daylight hours. During these short days, try extending your fishing day by using glow-in-the-dark lures, in addition to bait (where legal).