Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 11, 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.


Sockeye Salmon

Situk River water levels have normalized. Water conditions are good for fishing and wading. Sockeye salmon are building in decent numbers in the lower river and present good fishing. Not many have passed the weir yet so fishing above the bridge will be a little slow until they do.

Steelhead Trout

Steelhead fishing on the Situk River is ending as fish are spawning and exiting the system.


King Salmon

Sportfishing for king salmon is open in Yakutat area marine waters. Fishing over the last week continues to be really slow. The weather has been good, but there still seems to be a lack of bait and fish inside the bay. A few anglers have 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 good right now in Yakutat. 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.

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