Alaska FishingAlaska Fishing Guide
YOUR GUIDE TO THE LAST FRONTIER
Alaska Fishing Map, Season and Run Information !


 

 

 

 


Alaska Fishing Vacations - Where and When?
Alaska is a very large state and it is easiest to think of it in regions the way Alaskans themselves do. While most sport fishing for the five (5) species of salmon and rainbow trout is done in the streams and rivers of Southcentral, Southwest and Southeast Alaska, there is some excellent fishing for grayling, pike and other non-salmon fish species in the Interior and Far North. Run timing is most important for salmon regardless of the species of salmon you are targeting. Salt water fishing features giant halibut, ling cod, and rock fishing in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.

Map of Alaska by Fishing Regions

Regional Map of Alaska

1. SouthEast Alaska 2. SouthCentral & Kenai Peninsula
3. SouthWest & Kodiak Island 4. Interior Alaska
5. Far North / Arctic
*

Also, see an Alaska-Yukon highway map which will show you the few roads in Alaska or you can find more detailed maps here.


ALASKA SPORT FISHING SEASONS
Are generally as follows,
BUT SUBJECT TO VARIATION BY AREA & BY ADF&G (see below for more detailed information)

May 1 - Sept 30 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Halibut
May 1 - July 20~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Saltwater Kings
May 1 - July 31~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Kenai River Kings
June 10 - August 15 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Sockeye Salmon
June 15 - Oct 31 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Rainbow Trout
August 15 - Oct 31 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Silver Salmon
August on even years ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Pink Salmon



LINKS OF INTEREST:

Alaska State Fishing License Online Applications,
CLICK HERE

Sport Fishing Regulations
are available in five different booklets, each covering one of the 5 different areas of the state. These booklets are available widely in the state.
You can obtain copies by mail from the regulations order page on the
ADF&G
regulations website.

 


Kenai River King Salmon Early and Late Runs:

 


Run Timing — Northern and West Cook Inlet, Palmer,
Wasilla, Talkeetna rivers and streams.

Deshka River King Salmon Lower: Late May through late June. Upper: Early June through season close in mid-July.
Silver Salmon Lower: Mid-July through early August. Upper: Late July through early September.
Alexander Creek King Salmon Late May through third week of June.
Silver Salmon Mid-July through August.
Parks Highway streams: Willow Creek, Little Willow Creek, Caswell Creek, Sheep Creek, Goose Creek, Montana Creek,
Kashwitna River, Sunshine Creek.
King Salmon Late May through early July.
Silver Salmon Early August through mid-September.
Susitna River streams King Salmon Early June through late June.
Red Salmon Mid-July through mid-August, but not very abundant in this area.
Silver Salmon Late July through mid-August.
Pink Salmon Early July through mid-August, greatest abundance on even-numbered years.
Chum Salmon Mid-July through mid-August, but not very abundant in this area.
Lake Creek (Yentna River) King Salmon Early June through early July.
Silver Salmon Early August through late August / early September.
Talachulitna River King Salmon Lower: June. Upper: mid-June through season close in mid-July.
Silver Salmon Lower: August. Upper: mid-August through mid-September.
Talkeetna River King Salmon Mid-June through season closure in mid-July.
Silver Salmon Early August through September
Little Susitna River King Salmon Lower: Late May through late June. Upper: mid-June through season close in mid-July.
Silver Salmon Lower: Mid-July through mid-August. Upper: early August through early September.
Red Salmon Mid-July through early August.
Western Cook Inlet drainages: Chuitna River, Beluga River, Theodore River, Lewis River, McArthur River, Kustatan River
King Salmon Late May through season close in late June.
Silver Salmon Mid-July through early September.

State of Alaska Fish Run Charts

Upper Cook Inlet Sockey (Red) Salmon Escapement

Example (2009) UCI Daily Passage Rate Estimates

Date

Kasilof River

Kenai River

Daily Cum Daily Cum
13-AUG
1,900 297,125 5,660 745,170
12-AUG
2,064 295,225 4,256 739,510
11-AUG
1,333 293,161 3,650 735,254
10-AUG
2,113 291,828 6,992 731,604
09-AUG
3,106 289,715 4,586 724,612
08-AUG
3,313 286,609 3,204 720,026
07-AUG
2,953 283,296 5,015 716,822
06-AUG
4,034 280,343 7,141 711,807
05-AUG
5,143 276,309 11,978 704,666
04-AUG
5,265 271,166 13,704 692,688
03-AUG
5,003 265,901 22,400 678,984
02-AUG
4,703 260,898 20,429 656,584
01-AUG
5,105 256,195 17,878 636,155
31-JUL
4,324 251,090 27,370 618,277
30-JUL
6,686 246,766 26,747 590,907
29-JUL
5,813 240,080 32,129 564,160
28-JUL
3,708 234,267 40,078 532,031
27-JUL
10,790 230,559 36,476 491,953
26-JUL
10,729 219,769 10,864 455,477
25-JUL
4,939 209,040 8,064 444,613
24-JUL
2,110 204,101 16,007 436,549
23-JUL
2,052 201,991 11,201 420,542
22-JUL
1,758 199,939 8,889 409,341
21-JUL
3,008 198,181 28,062 400,452
20-JUL
6,129 195,173 45,211 372,390
19-JUL
10,417 189,044 26,151 327,179
18-JUL
5,202 178,627 36,327 301,028
17-JUL
6,662 173,425 52,395 264,701
16-JUL
7,744 166,763 56,461 212,306
15-JUL
20,909 159,019 50,442 155,845
14-JUL
11,116 138,110 20,325 105,403
13-JUL
4,883 126,994 11,989 85,078
12-JUL
4,378 122,111 19,377 73,089
11-JUL
12,860 117,733 7,836 53,712
10-JUL
4,116 104,873 5,192 45,876
09-JUL
5,782 100,757 5,944 40,684
08-JUL
1,902 94,975 4,607 34,740
07-JUL
4,582 93,073 6,118 30,133
06-JUL
8,006 88,491 4,436 24,015
05-JUL
2,693 80,485 4,750 19,579
04-JUL
9,638 77,792 5,304 14,829
03-JUL
4,644 68,154 3,567 9,525
02-JUL
4,257 63,510 3,313 5,958
01-JUL
9,958 59,253 2,645 2,645
30-JUN
3,728 49,295 0 0
29-JUN
3,257 45,567 0 0
28-JUN
1,541 42,310 0 0
27-JUN
6,414 40,769 0 0
26-JUN
3,398 34,355 0 0
25-JUN
5,961 30,957 0 0
24-JUN
3,349 24,996 0 0
23-JUN
2,195 21,647 0 0
22-JUN
1,511 19,452 0 0
21-JUN
3,435 17,941 0 0
20-JUN
6,126 14,506 0 0
19-JUN
1,971 8,380 0 0
18-JUN
939 6,409 0 0
17-JUN
964 5,470 0 0
16-JUN
2,202 4,506 0 0
15-JUN
2,304 2,304 0 0
Date Daily Cum Daily Cum

Kasilof River

Kenai River

A recent example of ADF&G's inriver escapement goal for SOCKEYE (RED) SALMON along with actual estimated run size for various river systems:


System Run Inriver Goal

Crescent River[a] 92,000 30,000 - 70,000
Fish Creek 80,000 20,000 - 70,000[b]
Kasilof River 822,000 150,000 - 250,000[c]
Kenai River 2,441,000 750,000 - 950,000[d]
Susitna River[e] 669,000
Chelatna Lake 20,000 - 65,000
Judd Lake 25,000 - 55,000
Larson Lake 15,000 - 50,000
Minor System 193,000[f] N/A


Home Page(AlaskaFishGuides.com)

&

Home Page (AlaskaOutdoors.com)

*Photo credit - copyright 30402007-AK Division of Community and Business Development




Serving Alaskans Since 1996

Alaska Internet Marketing, Inc.
Hosting-Design-Hotlinks
Anchorage, Alaska
(907) 242-7245

info@alaskaoutdoors.com

 


Alaska King Salmon Fishing

 

 

 

Alaska Outdoor Links

Home

Sport Fishing (guides/lodges)

Big Game Hunting (guides)

Vacation Cabin Rentals

Backcountry Adventures






 

Trophy Rainbow Trout Fishing
Truly a World Class Rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Halibut

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rainbow Trout

 

 

 

Alaska Sport Fishing, includes fishing for :
King (chinook) Salmon, Sockeye (Red) Salmon, Silver (Coho) Salmon, Chum (Dog) Salmon, Humpy (Pink) Salmon, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Northern Pike, Halibut, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


© 1996-2016 Alaska Internet Marketing, Inc.
  This Site Maintained by Alaska Internet Marketing, Inc.