Area Sport Fishing Reports
Upper Copper/Upper Susitna
Archived Sport Fishing Report
June 06, 2019
Copper River Chitina Subdistrict will open Friday, June 7th at 12:01 am and stay open through Sunday June 16th at 11:59 p.m., and will likely reopen for the week of June 17. Dipnetters may retain a king salmon during the fishery. Parking is extremely limited at O’Brien Creek and boat launching there may be difficult to impossible. Water level is currently low on the river.
All lakes and streams are open and flowing. Water temperatures are above normal and fish appear to be active. All rivers are currently running low and are fishable.
Lake trout are active this time of year and with water temperatures on the mild side. Try Lake Louise, Paxson, and Summiit lakes for easy roadside access.
King salmon can be found throughout the Gulkana River with the best fishing still below Sailors Pit. Both kings and sockeye have reached the counting tower and counts are already above average for this date. Fishing conditions are about perfect on the Gulkana right now.
Sockeye salmon have appeared in the Klutina, but are still few and far between. Expect fishing to pick up late next week and then through the rest of June.
The Copper Basin abounds in streams and lakes full of Arctic grayling and Dolly Varden. The upper Klutina is an especially fun fishery for Dollies during the spring and early summer. You will need an access permit from Ahtna to enjoy this fishing from shore this year.
All roadside stocked waters have fresh fish in them. The last of the lakes to be stocked will happen next Wednesday June 12th.