Alaska salmon fishing in Yakutat is simply awesome. For much of the season, anglers have their choice to catch salmon in the Situk River, as well as in the saltwater of Yakutat Bay. The first salmon species that we target in the Situk is sockeye. Also known as red salmon, they are considered by many to be pound for pound the strongest of all five Pacific salmon species. For many people, the deep-red, lean fillets are their favorite over the other Pacific salmon species. Alaska salmon fishing is just plain fun, and when you can also enjoy delicious meals throughout the year, then it’s no wonder why sockeye fishing on the Situk River is so popular.
Our expert guides have figured out a rigging that works perfectly in the Situk and will allow you to hook and fight lots of sockeye. If you haven’t fished for sockeye yet, be prepared for some amazing aerial displays, high-speed maneuvers, and line-sizzling runs. They can be hard to land when you are first learning to fish for them, and on the Situk you’ll get lots of practice and have lots of success.
You can partner your Alaska salmon fishing experience with a trip into the saltwater to fish for halibut, lingcod and rockfish. These white-meat species are all delicious to eat and exhilarating to catch. When a 50-pound halibut inhales your bait and bends the rod into the handle, you’ll get a feel for the power of these flatfish. When you hook into a lingcod and wage battle against this toothy predator, you’ll not only be amazed at their strength, but also their bucket mouth full of sharp teeth. When we find a school of black rockfish and everyone is hooked up simultaneously, the big smiles all around the boat tell the story. Back at home, you’ll be grinning while you eat rockfish tacos.
The possibilities for Alaska salmon fishing in the saltwater are also strong. In many years, we are able to troll for kings during this period. King salmon fishing in Yakutat has been good for the last several years, and many fine kings have made their way into the fish box. Alaska salmon fishing in the Situk and in the saltwater, add in a trip for bottomfish to target multiple species, and then come back and enjoy our good food and accommodations. Book your plane ticket to Yakutat and come get in on this amazing action!
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Steelhead fishing on the Situk River is nothing short of adrenaline-drenched chaos. These sea-run rainbow trout are near the pinnacle of sportfish in Alaska, and once hooked, you will soon understand why. Their Olympian-like athleticism, strength, agility and endurance will leave even the most seasoned with an ear-to-ear grin. There are a wide range of techniques and lures that anglers use, and it pays to have a variety of presentations in your tool kit so that you can be prepared to find the hot offering. Learn the best methods of how to fish for steelhead on the Situk.
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Join us for the 11th Annual Yakutat Tern Festival
May 28, 2020 – May 31, 2020
What is the Yakutat Tern Festival?
The Yakutat Tern Festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, Alaska. The festival is family friendly and offers activities for birders as well as non-birders, including field trips, seminars, keynote speaker, kid’s activities, a race, cultural rich art, evening banquets and other programs. Register early to get a discount!
- Registration in advance is $40.
- Registration during the festival is $50.
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Sockeye Salmon are continuing to make a push up river. There are nearly 50,000 fish now through the Situk river weir, which has in turn allowed fish and game to raise the limit back to 3 fish per day in fresh for the sport angler. Pink Salmon are now also on the move and over 10.000 have passed through the weir the last week. There are also thousands of Dollie Varden char in the system for those that like a little variety.
The river has just shot up from recent large rainfalls. This is will push the pinks up river and make room for the incoming Coho Salmon. Look for this higher water event to be the catalyst to the Silver season. Continue reading “Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report | July 30, 2019”
The 2019 season has started with a bang!
The river is producing mass amounts of Steelhead all throughout the River system. The low water has given way to rain and snow, bringing those water levels back up to good fishable levels. The weather has kept the campers away and the main push of Spring fish has begun. Fresh spring fish are plentiful!
Call and book now before they’re all gone. Weather Forecasts are looking promising with rain and snow giving way to warmer weather and sunny skies into the weekend. Saltwater fishing is picking up with some good reports on Halibut and there are some Kings being caught on a daily basis. With the better weather it should only get better. Stop on in and say Hi, grab a beer and a burger. Tight Lines.
– The Yakutat Lodge Continue reading “Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report | April 23, 2019”
All the Steelhead have now vacated the river for the arrival of the Sockeye run.
Although it’s been a slow start for the Sockeye, last night we had our first decent push over the weir. We have been catching a few in the lower end now for about a week, but they were not migrating up the river, but with a good amount of rain the last couple of days the fish seem to be on the move. We’re looking forward to a great Sockeye season this year.
Bookings still available for the 2018 season and we would love to host you.
Continue reading “Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report | June 19, 2018”
Have you ever wondered what a day up at the Yakutat Lodge is like?
Have you wondered what time your day starts, what the menu is like, how long you are on the river or ocean for, what the travel time is to the fishing holes? Well, wonder no more. This blog is here to answer all your questions. If you have others be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all the answers and booking inquiries.
What time do you wake up?
Typically, the clients are asked to be at the lodge at 6:00 am to have breakfast – so they would be waking up around 5:00 am.
Do you have breakfast at the lodge restaurant? What is it usually?
Yes, we have a full breakfast menu running from 6:00 am – 11:00 am. There is always a daily special – which is different each day. Typical breakfast is choice of Bacon, Sausage, or Ham with Eggs, Toast and Hash Browns
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Steelhead season is winding down. It was a great success and I wish to thank all of the Yakutat lodge guests that made it up fish with us this season.
There is still some fresh Steelhead coming in on the tides, but significantly less than a couple weeks ago, so fishing has slowed, but we are still getting decent numbers hooked up.
We are gearing up for the start of Sockeye season and excited and waiting to see the first bunch come in.
We have openings for June and July still if you want to come catch some of the most explosive fish in Alaska. To book contact email@example.com
or call 1-800-YAKUTAT (925-8828).
Continue reading “Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report | May 25, 2018”
The 2018 Yakutat fishing season has started off great!! Our guests are enjoying saltwater and freshwater fishing daily.
Steelhead season is still in full swing. Water has been high due to recent rains, but is now on the drop and fishing is picking up again. Steelhead should continue to arrive on every tide change for the next couple weeks.
We have openings available through may and the fishing should continue to be good throughout the month.
Continue reading “Yakutat Lodge Fishing Report | May 9, 2018”
It’s been a very eventful first few weeks of being open. The steelhead are on the lines in good numbers. It’s been great to see new and old faces returning to the lodge.
And it’s only the beginning. Expect to see more photos and updates as the season progresses.
If you are interested in booking or for any inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-YAKUTAT (925-8828). Continue reading “Fishing Season Kicks Off | April 2018”