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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Upper Copper Upper Susitna

May 18, 2015

PERSONAL USE Copper River Chitina Subdistrict will open Sunday June 7th at 12:01 am through Sunday June 7th at 11:59 p.m., and reopen Monday June 8th at 12:01 through Sunday June 14th at 11:59 p.m. 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.

LAKE TROUT The larger lakes which include Lake Louise, Susitna, Tyone, Paxson, Summit and Crosswind Lakes are still covered in ice with little open water around the shorelines. Fishing the edge of the ice as it recedes can be productive. These larger lakes should continue to produce good catches of fish throughout the summer. Paxson Lake was reported to be good fishing in the last week.
STOCKED LAKES
Catchable rainbow trout were stocked in most UCUS stocked lakes during the 2014 summer. 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 in 2014. 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. 

WILD ARCTIC GRAYLING
Arctic grayling can be found in most area streams. As the local creeks start to flow and warm this can be a good time to get out and do a little grayling fishing with family and friends. 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. Moose Creek has started to produce catches of grayling in the last week.

 

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