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Alaska River and Saltwater Fishing

The Yakutat Alaska area offers Alaska’s finest river & saltwater fishing without the high cost factor of more remote destinations. Each year we start our fishing season in mid-March for spring steelhead in the world-famous Situk River. The spring steelhead season extends through the end of May, during which, the saltwater fishing halibut & King salmon is phenomenal.


Around the 1st week of June, the much-sought-after sockeye salmon & king salmon begin their trek up the Situk River as well as other rivers in the area. Typically, in early June, we have the crafty steelhead, powerhouse kings, & exciting sockeyes in the Situk River at the same time! Continuing through the end of July, sockeye & king salmon remains excellent while the saltwater fishing for halibut & salmon is stellar as well.

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During the month of August, in the Yakutat area’s rivers, we have an exciting variety of fish - sockeyes (reds), pinks (humpies), Dolly Vardens, rainbow trout, & later in the month, silvers (cohos).


By September 1st, the silvers have flooded the rivers of the Yakutat area. The different freshwater & saltwater locations available to catch this aggressive fish at times seem endless. .

You’ve no doubt heard the stories of silvers in the drainage ditches - it’s TRUE! Our fishing guides are extremely busy entertaining our guests with the incredible numbers of silvers, eventually tapering off by the 2nd week of October.


Then, by mid-October, winter steelhead are arriving in the Situk River. For steelhead enthusiasts, this is a special opportunity to hook their personal best chromer. Depending on the weather, we book trips until around Thanksgiving.

Guided Fishing:


On the Situk & Ahnklin rivers, we have two river guides with over sixty years of combined experience - Bob Fraker & Frank Deveroux. With the area’s only boats with jet motors, they can take you to the hot spots.


Bob & Frank arguably provide the the #1 premium steelhead fishing experience in Alaska and, indeed, the world.


Unguided Fishing:


Rube & Mary have both drift boats for floating the river as well as motorized boats available for rent.

Bob Fraker

Frank Deveroux

Air Taxi:

Yakutat Coastal


Ocean Charter Partner:

Scott Chadwick - Yakutat Charters


Current Situk River Conditions:

Situk River Flyshop


All About the Fish:

Sockeye (Reds)

Silvers (Coho)


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