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 some crafty steelhead, a good run of powerhouse kings, & the always 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 & lingcod is stellar as well.

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Situk River Steelhead
Fire Engine Red Situk River Coho

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.

Pretty Yakutat Coho Hen
Halibut Fishing in Yakutat

Yakutat's Halibut fishing

Halibut fishing in the Yakutat waters is unrivaled among all the ports in Alaska. Many more famous destinations cannot match the consistent production of the Yakutat area. In fact, we typically are the

state's 1st or 2nd greatest average for Charter Boat Landings.

 

Yakutat's waters are also teeming with Lingcod, Black Bass, & other delicious species.

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Yakutat Situk Inn Halibut
Yakutat's Halibut & Ling Cod
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Yakutat's Halibut Fishing 

Halibut fishing in Yakutat, Alaska area is unrivaled by any other port in all of Alaska. Yakutat, Alaska waters are teeming with black bass, lingcod, yelloweye, and other delicious species.

Have your fresh catch expertly fileted, vacuum-packed, and hard-frozen for the trip home for a very reasonable cost.

bob fraker

Bob Fraker

frank deveroux

Guided Fishing:

 

On the Situk & Ahrnklin 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.

 

Starting in April, Bob & Frank arguably provide the #1 premium natural-run spring 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.

Frank Deveroux

Yakutat Coho Chromer
Yakutat Situk River Sockeyes

Air Taxi:

Yakutat Coastal

 

Ocean Charter Partner:

Scott Chadwick - Yakutat Charters

 

Current Situk River Conditions:

Water Conditions

Fish Counts

 

All About the Fish:

Sockeye (Reds)

Silvers (Coho)

Steelhead

Yakutat Spring Salt Water King
Proud of his Yakutat king