Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

December 10, 2019

An excellent resource for planning a trip to Sitka is the gofishak interactive map which provides information on fishing locations, species run timing, fishing gear and angler access.

For further information, please feel free to contact the Sitka Area sportfish management staff at (907) 747-5355.

The next fishing report will be released in January.

Marine Fisheries:

King Salmon

Fishing is expected to be slow for king salmon during the winter months.


Halibut will be available over the next couple of weeks before it closes on January 1st.


Fishing for Lingcod is closed.


Fishing for all rockfish is open and has been good.


2019 Southeast Alaska Sport/Personal Use shrimp permits must be returned or reported online at by January 15th, 2020.

Freshwater Fisheries:

Dolly Varden and Rainbow/Cutthroat Trout

Dolly Varden and trout can be targeted year-round. Sitka proper has a few streams and lakes that have resident species available such as Indian River, Thimbleberry lake and Heart Lake. Fishing is good right now. Try using spinners, spoons, or flies mimicking juvenile salmon, leeches, or eggs/flesh.

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