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The rivers in the Yakutat area support some of the best runs of wild salmon in southeast Alaska.  Area waters support Dolly Varden char and resident rainbow trout year-round while hosting king, sockeye, pink, and silver salmon, and both fall and spring runs of wild steelhead trout. 

Fly fishing is our preferred method to fish these salmon and trout, though some are more comfortable using level-wind and spinning gear.  We can provide rods, reels, and appropriate flies.

The Situk River Guided Trips

This gem of a stream originates in the mountains north of Yakutat with its clear waters flowing from Mountain and Situk Lakes through lush rain forests, and eventually spills into the Gulf of Alaska, twenty-two miles distant. Accessible by car from Yakutat, guests either hike or boat to fish.

Situk River spring run steelhead arrive in early March, reach their peak migration during early May, and generally exit the river system by the end of June. We practice a catch and release ethic due to the relative scarcity of wild stocks, though you may keep one trophy fish (over 36”) for mounting.  As steelhead move out of the river in early June, sockeye and king salmon move in.  Pink and silver salmon finish the season, with silver fishing continuing through the month of October.

All of our trips are fully guided.  The techniques for catching and landing these fish are carefully explained, demonstrated, and taught by knowledgeable river guides who have fished these waters for years.  We welcome inexperienced fly-fishermen/women.

Parties are limited to 4 people, with 2-on-1 guiding, though families of larger size may be accommodated.

Summer guided fishing trips include a day of salt water Halibut/Salmon fishing if desired.

situk catch flyfishing float trip fresh fish

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Recommended Gear & Clothing List

Digital camera with extra batteries
Neoprene chest waders
Polarized sunglasses
Fishing vest
Fishing gear
Hat or cap with bill
Camp slippers
Wool or cotton flannel shirt
Wool or polypropylene undergarments
Small daypack or gear bag for lunch, camera, etc
Rubber-bottom slippers
Good quality rain gear

1 towel and washcloth
Small waterproof gear bag
Wool or polypropylene cap
Personal toilet articles/medicines
Wool socks

saltwater fishing group catch pair of fisherman two fish

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