Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
May 28, 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 River is ending as fish are spawning and exiting the system. A few fresh fish are still entering the lower river, past the weir.
No sockeye have been passed through the weir. There are a few fish downstream of the weir but not in fishable numbers.
Sportfishing for king salmon is open in Yakutat area marine waters. Fishing reports over the last 10 days continue to be spotty. Most anglers are finding success out front of Yakutat Bay and near the pinnacles. Most anglers are trolling spoons or herring behind a flasher near the shoreline or around rocky structures. Try trolling your gear between 20-60 feet deep.
Halibut fishing has been pretty good in Yakutat Bay these last 10 days. Good marine weather has allowed anglers to fish outside Yakutat Bay and get into some nice fish. Halibut fishing should only improve from this point forward as more fish move onshore.
Lingcod fishing opened on Sunday, 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.