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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Upper Copper Upper Susitna

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June 23, 2017

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May 24, 2010 Weekly Fishing Report

Copper River Chitina Subdistrict is currently open and will remain open through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 2nd. The Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net salmon fishery is open to the retention of king salmon. The water level in the river is on the lower side, creating more sandbars for dipping at this time. Up to date info can also be obtained from Chitina Dipnetters Association website. Dipping has reported to be moderate.


Fishing for sockeye on the Klutina River has proven to take more time and patience, but the fish are there! The sonar counts are trending with expected escapement numbers, so fishing should remain steady for the next few weeks.

The Gulkana River continues to be productive with Kings. A reminder that the Upper Copper Upper Susitna Management area has a (2) King Annual retention Limit, (1) per tributary. Additional tributaries open July 1st.
LAKE TROUT The larger lakes in the area: Tyone, Paxson, Lake Louise, and Summit Lake are all ice free and should be productive fishing throughout the summer. Anglers are still having success around the outlets of Paxson and Summit lakes.

Catchable rainbow trout were stocked in a handful of UCUS lakes within the past month. Try Old Road and Round lakes, off the Lake Louise Road. For the best rainbow trout fishing head out the McCarthy Road to Strelna, Silver, and Sculpin lakes which offer the best opportunity to catch more and a possibility to catch larger fish. Silver Lake has walk in access only, and fishing has been great. Peanut and Tolsona Mountain Lakes are also excellent lakes for rainbow trout, but an ATV is helpful to access them. These two lakes are not readily accessible to the road system and have been stocked in past years and receive little pressure.

Arctic grayling can be found in most area streams. Grayling fishing around Glennallen and Sourdough has slowed as they move into smaller tributaries to spawn. Many of the small lakes on the Lake Louise and Nabesna roads contain grayling populations. Long Lake and Jack Lake are good bets for grayling. Mendeltna creek, and larger Rivers like the Gulkana and Little Nelchina also contain grayling


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