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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Yakutat

June 30, 2022

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Freshwaters

Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye salmon have entered the Situk River in large numbers and have distributed themsleves throughout the whole river. So far over 26k fish have passed through the weir. Anglers are reporting getting their limits with fresh fish arriving daily. The run will be active for the next month. Try using coho flies or single octopus hooks with brightly colored yarn attached, with split-shot weights positioned about 2-4 feet up from the hook. Try drifting your gear through holding waters or runs that have decent current to decrease the likelihood of snagging the fish.

King Salmon

King salmon fishing is closed on the Situk River.

Saltwaters

King Salmon

Sportfishing for king salmon is open in Yakutat area marine waters. Reports of fishing by trollers and sport anglers in Yakutat Bay were better over the last week. Seems to be the bite recently has been good in Monti Bay and out front along the reefs and the "cans." Kings have also been reported to be caught in the islands and out near the pinnacles in the middle of Yakutat Bay. Most anglers are trolling spoons, hoochies, or herring behind a flasher 20-30 feet down along the beaches in about 40-60 feet of water.

Halibut

Halibut fishing continues to be good. Fish being slightly on the smaller size but in decent numbers. Try soaking all sorts of baited circle hooks with bait such as herring, salmon heads, carcasses, octopus, squid, etc. The current nice weather should make it possible to get out front along the coast.

Lingcod

Fishing has been excellent for lingcod in the Yakutat area, with good catches being reported. Try using all sorts of jigs, darts, or cut-plug herring while mooching

Rockfish

Fishing for pelagic rockfish should be excellent in the Yakutat area. Try using all sorts of jigs, dart, or cut-plug herring while mooching.

For further information, please contact the Yakutat Area Sport Fish management biologist Jason Pawluk at (907) 784-3222.

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