Situk River Fishing in Yakutat, Alaska
The Situk River, near Yakutat, hosts the largest wild-stock steelhead population in Alaska. The gin-clear river twists and turns through the old growth Tongass National Forest, providing a stunning backdrop for targeting these incredible wild trout. Situk River steelhead average an honest 10 pounds, and far larger fish are very possible. Every year 20-pound steelhead are landed. That makes the Situk the very best steelhead destination in all of Alaska.
This catch-and-release fishery is in prime shape. Anglers on guided float trips can expect to hook up with several steelhead throughout the day and it’s not unusual for experienced anglers to hook double-digit numbers in a good day. 14 miles of river provide sweet runs, riffles and fish-filled pools, so anglers can take their pick of how and where to catch steelhead.
This is serious fishing. These are wild fish and the Situk is known to give up its steelhead reluctantly. It’s not for the weak at heart! Get ready for explosive action with the most experienced and professional guides, using the finest equipment, with the best logistical support.
The river hosts substantial runs of Pacific salmon throughout the season. From June through October, it is teeming with king, sockeye, pink and silver salmon. There is nothing like fishing the clear, beautiful waters of the Situk and experiencing the explosion when you hook that giant salmon! Bring your video camera and capture footage that will make you the envy of your angling buddies.
Come fish this virtual aquarium under the watchful eye of eagles, bears, moose and otters. This small crystal-clear river is a fisherman’s paradise and will test your angling skills as you pit your equipment and knowledge against wild fish.
STEELHEAD: APRIL & MAY (04/15 to 5/7 is peak timing)
SOCKEYE: LATE JUNE & JULY
SILVER SALMON: AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, & OCTOBER
PINK SALMON: LATE JULY & EARLY AUGUST
DOLLY VARDEN & RAINBOW TROUT: APRIL THROUGH DECEMBER