Over 37,000 sockeye over the weir and the river is boiling in certain areas. The confluence of the old and new Situk is stuffed to the rim with Sockeye. Fishing is extremely good also below the weir, where the ocean fresh Sockeye is pouring in on every incoming tide.
The fish at the confluence are starting to show their brilliant red sides and green heads, but they still have all the energy to give a great fight and challenge even the most experienced fisherman to land them. July is shaping up to be a great month for fishing the Situk River.

On the saltwater side of things, the Halibut in the Ocean is really good now, and the Kings in the Bay are still on the bite and running at respectable sizes.

Fishing Report From Yakutat Alaska June 18, 2017

Sockeye season is in full swing now. With over 22,000 fish over the river at this time, fishing is absolutely amazing. Almost every hole in the river is now stuffed with fresh fish, and some red fish already resting at the old Situk confluence.

Kings have been closed by fish and game in the Situk. This means no Kings of any size including Jacks, and no targeting even for catch and release. Water flows look to be great for the rest of the month and continuing into July.


Fishing Report from Situk River Alaska May 30th, 2017

The steelhead have now gone and early sockeye are showing up in good numbers. The river water levels are going down and the Sockeye are stacking up below the Weir. There are no fisherman on the river this time of year, so it makes for a great experience with no crowds.
The weather in the Yakutat area this time of year is usually mild and water heights are perfect for wading as well as drifting.
 Limits of Sockeye are happening daily on the guide boats, and the amount of fish entering the system now shows that the numbers should be high for the season.


May 18, 2017

Early return Sockeye is showing up in decent catchable numbers below the weir. There are still plenty of Steelheads left in the system, but most are now kelts heading back to the salt.

Water levels are up to today, as they were fairly low and water was crystal clear. Rain storms last night and today have the river on a sharp rise and the remaining steelhead will more than likely push further down in the system.

The early Sockeye are in great shape and full of fight. The rising water and high tides this week will continue to bring in good numbers of Sockeye and probably a few more stragglers from the Steelhead pool. The next 2 weeks will be great fishing for anyone looking to get on the water and have the river to themselves.

Situk River Fishing Update from The Yakutat Lodge

Recent rains have the fish on the bite!
The main push of spring fish is coming to an end and the winter fish have dropped back into the system and are starting the spring spawn. The river is full of fish for the entire 14-mile float, and the water levels should continue to hold for the next couple of days while the sun shines. Rain is forecast for the middle of the week and should keep the fish on the bite.
Yarn balls and beads are most effective at this time and should be the go-to for the remainder of the season. Good luck out there and tight lines.

What To Expect At The Nations Best Sportsmen’s Trade Shows

The Yakutat Lodge has already begun the year with participation at different trade shows throughout the United States. Its been great to connect with so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Over the next month’s we will be at four more shows including the International Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento California from January 18th-21st, at The Sportsmen’s Shows in Puyallup Washington January 24th-28th and Portland Oregon February 7th-11th then to round up the tour at the final International Sportsmen’s Show in Scottsdale Arizona show March 22nd -25th.

The purpose of this article is provide the basic information about the show so we can see you smiling face there if you are in the area. Come find us and learn about the world-class fishing experiences and comfortable accommodations that The Yakutat Lodge has to offer.

ISE has produced America’s premier sportsman’s and outdoor shows in the western United States since 1975. ISE’s four expos kick-off each new year spotlighting thousands of products and services from 1,300 companies and offering more than 100,000 sportsman attendees the largest, finest face-to-face outdoor marketplace available. Free seminars, contests and hands-on show features educate and inspire attendees–newcomer to expert, youth to senior, man and woman–to begin their next outdoor adventure.

International Sportsmen’s Show ~ Sacramento, California
Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Sacramento, CA 95815
Date: January 18th to 21st 2018
Hours: Thursday & Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm

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International Sportsmen’s Show ~ Scottsdale, Arizona

Location: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Date: March 22nd to 25th 2018
Hours: Thursday & Friday 10am- 7pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm

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These shows are more than the largest sportsmen’s shows around, it’s a celebration of fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation.  The Sportsmen’s Shows have been around for decades and continue to be one of the best in the nation because of the diversity, sheer size of the event and all the major players are here — including manufacturers, retailers, guides and outfitters and hundreds of opportunities to learn and improve your fishing, hunting and outdoor skills. Come out to feed your passion for the outdoors.

Sportsmen’s Shows ~ Puyallup, Washington

Location: Washingtons State Fair Events Centre
Date: January 24th-28th 2018
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 12pm- 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm

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Sportsmen’s Shows ~ Portland, Oregon

Location: Portland Expo Centre
Date: February 7th- 11th 2018
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11am– 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm

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There is a lot to take in at the Expos. The Yakutat Lodge hopes to see you there!

Sportsmen’s Shows

Catch The Yakutat Lodge Crew around the country and abroad at different International Sportsmen’s Expo

Scottsdale March 22nd-25th


WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Thu.. 10am – 7pm
Fri… 10am – 7pm
Sat.. 10am – 7pm
Sun.. 10am – 5pm

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13th International Experience the World of Fly Fishing

We will have our team at the International Experience the World of Fly Fishing. This event is a 2-day event being held April 14th and 15th  2018 at the Event Forum Furstenfeld in Munich, Germany. You can find us on the ground level at booth #34.


Fürstenfeld 12 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich Germany


Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 9am – 5pm



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