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Upper Copper Upper Susitna
June 18, 2015
PERSONAL USE Copper River Chitina Subdistrict remains open through Sunday June 28th at 11:59 pm. The preliminary season schedule is based on the projected daily sonar counts at the Miles Lake sonar and is subject to change based on actual salmon escapement. If actual counts are below the projected counts, fishing time will be reduced. If actual counts are above the projected counts, fishing time will be increased accordingly.
SOCKEYE SALMON Sockeye fishing in the Klutina River has been good for the last couple weeks. The Gulkana River is also good fishing with good numbers of sockeye passing the counting tower located above the West Fork of the Gulkana River. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 20th the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Copper River drainage is six fish.
KING SALMON FISHING
King salmon have been passing the counting tower located above the West Fork of the Gulkana River. Fishing the lower portion of the river has been reported as good fishing. The Klutina and Tonsina Rivers open on July 1st.
LAKE TROUT The larger lakes which include Lake Louise, Susitna, Tyone, Paxson, and Crosswind Lakes should continue to produce good catches of fish throughout the summer. With the warmer temperatures fish could be in the deeper waters.
Catchable rainbow trout were stocked in most UCUS stocked lakes during the 2014 summer, and again last week. Try Old Road and Round lakes, off the Lake Louise Road. Two Mile, and Three Mile Lakes along the Edgerton Highway, and Pippin Lake on the Richardson Highway. Catchable Arctic grayling were also released in stocked lakes in the Lake Louise area during the last week. For the best rainbow trout fishing head out the McCarthy Road to Strelna, Silver, and Sculpin lakes which offer the best opportunity to catch more and a possibility to catch larger fish. Silver Lake has walk in access only. Peanut and Tolsona Mountain Lakes are also excellent lakes for rainbow trout, but an ATV is helpful to access them. These two lakes are not readily accessible to the road system and have been stocked in past years and receive little pressure. Tolsona Lake should produce decent size rainbows.
Arctic grayling can be found in most area streams. Most of the local streams offer a run of grayling for a short time as the fish head upstream to spawn. Many of the small lakes on the Lake Louise and Nabesna roads contain grayling populations. Long Lake and Jack Lake are good bets for grayling. Poplar Grove, and Sourdough Creek are also another option for grayling fishing in the spring.