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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Sport Fish Area Fishing Report

Current Report

Archived Sport Fishing Report

January 17, 2014

Winter Fishing Report: (Mat-Su)
Date: 1-15 through 1-31

Regulation Reminders
• Jan 1, 2014 marks the start of a new licensing year. Remember to buy one prior to heading out on your next adventure.
• 2013 Sport Fish regulation booklets are valid through April 15, 2014.

Stocked Lakes
• Fishing has been good to excellent in stocked lakes.
• Find information on ADF&G’s stocked lakes here:
• Reports earlier this week indicate variable ice thickness including reports of anglers breaking through the ice. Use extreme caution and be aware of over-flow and thin ice locations such as Big Lake and Matanuska Lakes right now. ADF&G does not monitor ice thickness and fishing is at your own risk.

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

Un-stocked Lakes
• 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.

Hot Spots
• Finger Lake- catchable kings, rainbow trout
• Lake Lucile – Rainbow trout, coho salmon
• Knik Lake – catchable kings
• Long Lake (mile 86) – Rainbow trout, char, Lake trout
• Memory Lake - pike

Fish Facts:
Rainbow trout prefer wide varieties of food sources such as leeches, aquatic macro invertebrates of many kinds (stoneflies, dragon flies, etc.) and different life stages; adult, larvae. Recent stomach content analysis (1/13/14) revealed many snails, beetles, and scuds. Learn more about rainbow trout here:






Mat-Su Area Archives for:
Jul 23, 2014 Jul 15, 2014 Jul 09, 2014 Jul 02, 2014 Jun 26, 2014 Jun 13, 2014 Jun 12, 2014 Jun 03, 2014
May 28, 2014 May 21, 2014 May 14, 2014 May 07, 2014 May 01, 2014 Jan 17, 2014 Jan 03, 2014