Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
May 27, 2022
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Steelhead fishing is winding down. Most fish are spawning, and the bulk of the run have begun exiting the system. There are a few fresh fish still arriving down low but for the most part, the run has entered the river and currently spawning.
Sportfishing for king salmon is open in Yakutat area marine waters. Reports of fishing by trollers and sport anglers in Yakutat Bay were mixed over the last week and a half. The fish and the bait have dispersed within the islands making it difficult to find fish. Some kings have been reported being caught out front. Most anglers are trolling spoons or herring behind a flasher 20-30 feet down along the beaches in about 40-60 feet of water.
Halibut fishing is spotty, with a few nice fish being brought in over the past week. Try soaking all sorts of baited circle hooks with bait such as herring, salmon heads, carcasses, octopus, squid, etc. The current nice weather should make it possible to get out front along the coast.
Lingcod fishing opened on May 16th. Try using all sorts of jigs, darts, or cut-plug herring while mooching
Fishing for pelagic rockfish should be excellent in the Yakutat area. Try using all sorts of jigs, dart, or cut-plug herring while mooching.
For further information, please contact the Yakutat Area Sport Fish management biologist Jason Pawluk at (907) 784-3222.