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        SUMMER FISHING IN ALASKA

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Trout

Grayling

Sockeye Salmon

Chum Salmon

Silver Salmon

Northern Pike

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Top Rivers to Fish There

 

TOP 10 RIVERS

 

ship creek
kenai river
deshka river
yukon river
kasilof river
russian river
anchor river
copper river
gulkana river
deep creek

-Other very good fisheries are the goodnews, aniak, and kwethluk

 

DRIVING AROUND

 

It seems you have come full circle.  I will offer you a couple of road side trips that are not costly and well worth the effort.

First I would look at going to Cordova.  You may not find those Rainbows your looking of in numbers, but it has some very exciting Dolly Fishing in Clear Creek, and Alagnak Slough.  The Eyak River in town is also a great Red Salmon river and you will have it to your-self most of the time.  If your looking for Kings they have a spit, and it really gets cooking in the middle of June.  You would have to take the Ferry from Valdez, but for the quality of fishing your money will be well spent.

If your looking to chase bows you can accomplish this on the Parks Hwgy or Gulkana.  All rentals for watercraft are about the same no matter where you go.  Alaska Raft and Kayak, Pristine Ventures or Blue Moose Rafting are your options.  Each carry quality products that are time tested.  If you were to Float the entire Gulkana Drainage from Paxon to the Bridge and fish hard you would be in for a 8-10 day float depending on how hard you fish.  If you are looking for a little more adventure you can fly into Dicky Lake and take the Middle Fork of the Gulkana nice and rocky with pocket water out the "Well you know"  That option requires a little more rafting skill.  The last word of advise I can give you is the Swason Lake Canoe Trail on the Kenai.  It has Rainbows, and Salmon and is not fished as hard as most people think.  

 

 

July

July on the Alagnak River is all about the mighty king salmon, but don't forget the chums and sockeyes as well. During the second week, chums begin to enter the river, and you will have the opportunity to fish three different species. Rainbows and grayling can usually still be found upriver during the first week of the month, but clear out quickly as the first salmon make their way up.

The mid part of the month from around July 4th to July 20th offers the best of the king fishing, the latter part of the month is the peak of the chum run.

During the final days of the month, as the king run draws to a close, the first catch of silver salmon is usually made. This overlap is your opportunity for the elusive grand slam, to catch all five species of salmon in one week, but remember, the pinks are only in the river on even years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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