(Released: September 06, 2019 - Expired: September 11, 2019)

Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Kali Hulquist, Southcentral Information Officer
(907) 267-2219

Fall Trout Fishing 101

(Anchorage)- The leaves are starting to change color and the temperature is (finally) cooling down, which means many of our streams are full of spawned-out salmon. Although salmon fishing is winding down, fall trout fishing is just starting to ramp up! Looking for tips on how to target fall trout? If so, join Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) staff at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (WJHSFH) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a beginner fall trout fishing seminar! This seminar will be held in the WJHSFH conference room, located at 941 North Reeve Boulevard, Anchorage. We will not only show you how to target trout in stocked lakes, but also in flowing waters around Southcentral Alaska!

This is a free event for all angler levels who are interested in learning basic techniques to fish for fall trout. This course will specifically cover information that will help brand new anglers feel comfortable wetting a line for trout. ADF&G staff will also be available to discuss trout fishing regulations for Southcentral Alaska.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up early! To register, please visit the Hunting and Fishing Forum webpage. Well you are there, don’t forget to register for the Caribou Hunting Forum, which is taking place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at WJHSFH. ADF&G staff will discuss the ins and outs of caribou hunting and how to properly judge the animals.

For those anglers who are interested in fishing but aren’t quite ready to commit to the required fishing equipment, the ADF&G offices in Anchorage and Palmer offer a free Rod Loaner Program throughout the year. For more information, please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.