Alaska River Fishing

Situk River Fishing

The spring begins with a trophy steelhead run in the world renowned Situk River in April & May. Sockeye then take over the Situk with the peak happening the last two weeks of June and first two weeks of July, although the 3rd week is consistent as well. Silver salmon fill the river beginning in late August & run into October. Fat dolly vardens & rainbow trout follow the other runs into the river throughout the summer.

Alaska Freshwater Fishing

In September during the peak of silver salmon fishing the bright fish are found in all the waters of the area including the Lost River and Tawah Creek, both accessible by vehicle from the lodge. Another local Yakutat spot is the Ankau River, or more exactly the Ankau River bridge. It can be great fun to fish from the bridge with herring and catch a couple of silvers.

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Flying out to other area rivers for king salmon or silver salmon can also be a great addition to your fishing trip to Yakutat, Alaska. There are two charter airlines in Yakutat, Alsek Air and Yakutat Coastal Airlines. It is often best to check in on these opportunities when you get to town and plan a last-minute flight when the fishing is hot.

Here is a link to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Southeast Management Areas Fishing Reports – Sport Fish Division – ADF&G (

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Leonard's Landing Lodge is the choice for accommodations in Yakutat, Alaska. We offer Waterfront Cabins and Duplexes. Large units for family gatherings or groups of friends and Lodge sleeping rooms for the budget conscious. With professional fish processing and flash freezers, your catch is safely boxed for the flight home. Leonard's also offers rental boats, both freshwater and ocean. We have kayaks on-site to paddle the bay. The views are second to none! You will find everything you need to have an amazing Alaska experience at Leonard's Landing Lodge.!

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Leonard's Lodge is a customer service oriented fishing lodge. They always go out of their way to assure that guests are set up with their requested guided tours, are comfortable with required in suite needs, and of course that the fish cleaning, and packaging is done per requests. I look forward to our visit every year and always leave thoroughly satisfied.

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Outstanding halibut and salmon fishing. Our waterfront cabin looks out at Yakutat Bay with the sunset in the distance. The fishing was excellent! Some days with limits of 6 coho salmon in the Bay. Some days with 80 pound halibut plus limits of ling cod.

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I have been fishing Alaska for over 30 years and Leonard’s Landing Lodge is the most authentic Alaska adventure you can have. The accommodations are great. Julie and staff are wonderful and eagerly assist you for all your adventures. Fishing, sight seeing, and hiking are some of the great things you can do. The area is absolutely beautiful. Don’t miss the Hubbard glacier. Can’t rate it high enough.

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If you want a consistent relaxing home base to explore from this is it. The dock is feet away if you are hiring ocean charters or renting a boat yourself. They clean, package and flash freeze your fish for a fair price too. Access to the Situk River top and bottom is close minutes away if you rentad a car too. Lenord's staff is accommodating, the rooms are clean and well kept.