This section presents a brief summary of the various areas or sub-regions of the Alaska road system and what to expect in terms of species availability and angling success. Regulatory changes are taken into consideration. Recommendations are given pertaining to possible upcoming “hot spots” as well as “cold spots” and should be viewed as a general guideline only concerning where and when to go and for what.
Accurately predicting the timing of fish migrations and peak abundance is not an exact science as runs usually fluctuate somewhat from year to year by several days to a week, and occasionally even by a wide margin, depending on weather and water conditions and other factors; however, we can base our expectations on historical averages if combined with current biological information and arrive at fairly precise forecasts.
Click on an area of interest to see forecasted conditions:
Anchorage & Turnagain Arm – Waters of the city of Anchorage and Turnagain Arm, including communities and surrounding areas of Indian, Bird, and Girdwood.
Kenai Peninsula – Waters of Kenai Peninsula, including communities and surrounding areas of Whittier, Hope, Seward, Cooper Landing, Sterling, Soldotna, Kenai, Ninilchik, Anchor Point, and Homer.
Matanuska & Susitna Valleys – Waters of Knik Arm and the twin valleys of Matanuska and Susitna, including communities and surrounding areas of Palmer, Wasilla, Knik, Willow, and Talkeetna.
Copper Valley & Valdez Arm – Waters of the greater Copper Valley south to Valdez Arm, including communities and surrounding areas of Glennallen, Paxson, Copper Center, and Valdez.
Fairbanks & Tanana Valley – Waters of the city of Fairbanks and the greater Tanana Valley, including communities and surrounding areas of North Pole, Salcha, and Delta Junction.