By the end of May, bottomfish (halibut, lingcod and rockfish) are in full swing in the salt, making full fish boxes filled with fresh fillets the souvenir of choice.
By the end of June, sockeye salmon begin to arrive in catchable numbers in the Situk and the saltwater fishery is in full force. Again this is a great time of year to combine a fresh and saltwater trip.
In mid-July, both the river and ocean are full of prime fish, ready for harvest so that you can enjoy top-quality seafood for many months to come.
August heralds the arrival of silver salmon, and the river is also plugged full of pinks. Although many anglers don’t target pinks for harvest, they provide steady and predictable angling action and are great quarry for kids and new anglers. By the beginning of September, the Situk and surrounding local rivers are jammed with coho, and the ocean is still producing a bounty. Alaska fishing is on full display in Yakutat, and our staff at Yakutat Lodge is eager to help you get into the action.