Area Sport Fishing Reports
Upper Copper/Upper Susitna

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 03, 2021

* Just a reminder to all anglers, please do your part to help slow the spread of Covid-19 by practicing social distancing while sport and personal use fishing as well as when shopping for fishing supplies from your local store, and by wearing a face covering when social distancing is not possible.

Personal Use

Copper River Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net fishery will open 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 10 for 96 hours, closing at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 13.

Informational Hotlines for Chitina Personal Use Fishery

  • Anchorage: 907-267-2511
  • Fairbanks: 907-459-7382
  • Glennallen: 907-822-5224

Sport Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

All lakes in the area are essentially ice-free. That means great opportunity for fishing lake trout, burbot, Dolly Varden and Arctic grayling from a boat or from shore.

Area stream temperatures are running a little high right now, so fishing is marginal. Once levels drop, look for deeper pools to pick up Arctic grayling and Dolly Varden. You may even find some rainbow trout in streams in the Tazlina River drainage and in the Klutina River.

Nearly all stocked lakes have been stocked with rainbow trout.

For fishing options in the area consult our online publications, such as Sport Fishing Alaska Rivers and Lakes in the Upper Copper/Upper Susitna River Basin.


Thus far the 2021 sockeye and king salmon runs to the Copper River are below forecast and may be as weak as in 2020. The runs appear late as well. Do not expect good fishing until at least mid-June for king salmon on the Gulkana River and sockeye salmon on the Klutina River. Stay tuned for possible upcoming emergency orders restricting these fisheries.

Emergency Orders

Please review the Emergency Orders and Advisory Announcements below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip:

  • Emergency Order 3-RS-I-01-21 details the Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishing Schedule for the week of June 7 – 13.

Don’t forget to bring your 2021 sport fishing license. Help maximize social distancing by purchasing your sport fishing license at the ADF&G Online Store. You can print your license from the comfort of your home. Also, be sure to review Emergency Orders and the 2021 Northern Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Booklet for the area you are fishing in before you head out.

For more information, call the Glennallen office at (907) 822-3309.


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