Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 06, 2019

Week of June 5 - June 11

Freshwater Fishing

  • Anglers are reminded that flowing waters in the Palmer-Wasilla Zone are CLOSED to all fishing until June 15.
  • Many flowing waters along the Parks Highway are catch-and-release ONLY for rainbow trout until June 15.

King Salmon

  • A few kings have been caught downstream of the main fishery at the Eklutna Tailrace. Bait and multiple hooks are allowed in this stocked fishery. It is still early, this fishery typically peaks during the youth-only day the third Saturday in June, but they will start to show any time now. This fishery is open 24/7.

Rainbow Trout

  • Rainbow fishing is good near the mouths of Parks Highway streams, such as Willow, Kashwitna, Sheep, Montana, and the Talkeetna. Water clarity is fair. Rainbows will start to move around more now, this might be a good time for a float trip. Willow Creek from the highway to the mouth is an easy float with lots of good places to stop and enjoy the fishing. Try fishing fly patterns with a beaded head, leech patterns, sculpins, and woolly buggers.

Northern Pike

  • Road accessible lakes with northern pike include Anderson, Kings, Prator, Memory, Nancy Lake, Nancy Lake Canoe System and Big Lake. Try soft plastic lures like a black leach or nightcrawler. This is also a good time to try bow fishing for pike.

Local Lakes

  • Lake fishing has been consistently excellent.
  • For good rainbow fishing try South Friend (Montana), Lucille, Knik, Long (mile 86), Seymour, Loon, Eska (Slipper), Loberg or Kepler/Bradley lakes.
  • Kid friendly lake fishing opportunities include Kepler/Bradley, Lucille, Matanuska, Finger, Wasilla, Knik, Rocky, and Reflections lakes.
  • To see which lakes have recently been stocked, please visit the Hatcheries and Stocking webpage.

Emergency Orders

Please review the Emergency Orders and News Releases below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.

  • Emergency Order 2-KS-2-05-19 closed king salmon fishing in the Susitna River drainage and only one, unbaited, single-hook artificial lure may be used while fishing for other species.
  • Emergency Order 2-KS-2-06-19 closed king salmon fishing in the Little Susitna River and only one, unbaited, single-hook artificial lure may be used while fishing for other species.
  • Emergency Order 2-NP-2-16-19 closed Alexander and Sucker lakes to sport fishing.
  • Emergency Order 2-KS-2-17-19 restricted Yentna Subsistence Fishery to Wednesdays and Fridays each week in June. 

For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Palmer Area Office at (907) 746-6300.


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