Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
March 24, 2021
* Just a reminder to all our anglers, please do your part to help slow the spread of Covid-19 by following and reviewing the current State of Alaska Health Mandates in effect. This includes practicing social distancing while sport and personal use fishing and wearing a face covering when fishing and if you are needing fishing supplies from your local store as indicated in Health Alert 010.
Steelhead fishing on the Situk continues to be very slow. Winter conditions persist in the Yakutat area with high snow levels and cold temperatures. This has led to very low water levels and water temperatures below average on the Situk River. Snow levels continue to increase making it difficult to access the river at traditional access points. Large amounts of woody debris and low water levels are making it very difficult to float/run the river in boats. No news of fish sightings have been reported at usual locations near 9-mile bridge or near the lower landing area. Fishing success will continue to be low until water levels and temperatures rise.
Sport fishing for king salmon is open in Yakutat Area marine waters. Commercial trollers were having some decent success sthrough last week trolling spoons or herring behind a flasher.
Halibut fishing is slow. Constant storms make getting out to fishing grounds difficult.
Lingcod fishing is closed until May 16th.
Fishing for rockfish should be excellent in the Yakutat area.
For further information, please contact the Yakutat Area Sport Fish management biologist: Jason Pawluk at (907) 784-3222.