Area Sport Fishing Reports
Upper Copper/Upper Susitna
Archived Sport Fishing Report
June 17, 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.
In the Copper River, the Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net fishery is currently open through 12:01 a.m Sunday, June 20.
For the week of June 21– 27, the Chitina Subdistrict personal use dip net fishery will be open the full week. It will open at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 21 for 168 hours, closing at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The retention of king salmon is prohibited during this period, and for the remainder of the season.
Informational Hotlines for Chitina Personal Use Fishery
- Anchorage: 907-267-2511
- Fairbanks: 907-459-7382
- Glennallen: 907-822-5224
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.
There are 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 still running muddy, which could hamper harvest success.
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-03-21 details the Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishing Schedule for the week of June 21 – 27.
- Emergency Order 3-RS-I-04-21 reduces the annual bag limit for King Salmon in the Upper Copper River drainage from 4 to 1 fish 20 inches or longer.
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.