Area Sport Fishing Reports
Upper Copper/Upper Susitna

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 10, 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

The Copper River Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net fishery opened at 12:01 a.m Thursday, June 10, and will close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 13.

For the week of June 14 - 20, the Copper River Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net fishery will open at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 16 for 120 hours, closing at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 20.

King salmon can be retained in both of these open periods.

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 provide a great opportunity for fishing lake trout, burbot, Dolly Varden, and Arctic grayling from a boat or from shore. Go to big lakes like Lake Louise, or Paxson Lake along the road or hit the many smaller lakes in the area.

For area streams look to the deeper holes for some fish avoiding the heat of the day. Don’t let that water behind the boulders go untested with your favorite fly or lure either.

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.


There is sockeye in the Klutina! Numbers should be increasing daily, and fishing should be good to excellent within the next ten days. King salmon and sockeye salmon are in the Gulkana River! Same as with the Klutina River, numbers should be increasing daily. Be aware that the West Fork Gulkana and the Gulkana River downstream of the confluence of the West Fork are running muddy, which could hamper harvest success.

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.
  • Emergency Order 3-RS-I-02-21 details the Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishing Schedule for the week of June 14 – 20.

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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