Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
June 04, 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.
The Situk River came up over Memorial Day weekend and hasn't let up still. Fishing is difficult, and will be until the water comes down more. The longterm forecast suggests that drier weather is in the future so hopefully that happens soon. A few sockeye were passed through the weir prior to the high water event last weekend, and more were holding downstream of the weir. Some sockeye have already been observed upstream near Old Situk.
Steelhead fishing on the Situk River is ending as fish are spawning and exiting the system.
Sportfishing for king salmon is open in Yakutat area marine waters. Fishing over the last week was reported as slow. Weather was bad during the past week, but those who did get out said fishing was very slow inside the islands. A few anglers had better success out front, 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 is picking up in Yakutat Bay and out front. Larger fish are moving into the area. The more favorable weather forecast should lead to better halibut fishing and it should only improve from this point forward as more fish move onshore.
Lingcod fishing is good right now. Fish near rocky structures or pinnacles with lead/rubber jigs or herring for the best success.
Fishing for black rockfish is excellent in the Yakutat area.
For further information, please contact the Yakutat Area Sport Fish management biologist Jason Pawluk at (907) 784-3222.