Fishing Report

As summer heats up, anglers have a plethora of promising angling options, including king salmon, rainbow trout, halibut and ling cod. 

Matt Tunseth
King salmon fishing is red-hot at the popular downtown Anchorage fishery, with the annual Slam'n Salm'n Derby under way through Sunday. Matt Tunseth
The world-famous Russian River is one of Alaska's most beloved fisheries, a road-accessible gem that tens of thousands of anglers descend upon each summer for what's usually the first big sport fishery of the season.  Matt Tunseth
Anchorage's urban lakes are a great place for beginners and experts alike to get in some easy, early season angling. Matt Tunseth
Fishing paradise awaits those willing to make the quick trip across Kachemak Bay to Seldovia, a tiny village with a wealth of recreational opportunities. Matt Tunseth
World-class trout fishing can be found in the same Alaska rivers where anglers seek salmon, and rainbows can succumb to dry flies. Decisions, decisions. Matt Tunseth
Anglers looking to get their fish fix this weekend will need to keep a close eye on both salmon returns and the wildfire situation in Southcentral Alaska.Matt Tunseth


Anglers try their luck fishing for king salmon at the popular urban fishery as the tide floods Ship Creek near downtown Anchorage on Thursday evening, June 17, 2015.  

Not sure exactly how to fish for kings on the crowded creek that cuts through Alaska’s biggest city? We’ve got your back.Sean Doogan and Tara Young
Biologists say it's still too early to say whether encouraging early numbers mean chinook runs are strong or just early. Matt Tunseth