In this week’s episode, Carlos and Emily get a refresher lesson on fly casting with expert fisherman Tony Weaver.


Ship Creek is the only stream in the Anchorage area currently open to king salmon fishing. Try fishing bait below the last bridge right as the tide starts to flood.

Hooligan are being caught in the 20 Mile River, but this fishery is still very spotty. If you do go, it is best to fish for hooligan on the incoming tide.

Most Anchorage-area lakes have been stocked recently and fishing has been good



Halibut fishing continues to be fair depending on good weather and tides

Rock fishing fair


Homer/Lower Kenai Peninsula

Anchor River is closed to sport fishing except on Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) and the following two weekends (May 30- June 1 and June 6-8).

Early-season halibut fishing is fair though most fish are small

King salmon have arrived at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and fishing success is improving.


Mat-Su Valley

King salmon are just beginning to enter the Susitna and Little Susitna Rivers.

A few kings are being caught each day at the mouth of the Deshka River.

Lake fishing is excellent. The hatchery truck has been stocking large rainbow trout and Arctic Char.


Upper Kenai Peninsula

At Kasilof River king salmon typically increase to fishable numbers during late May.

Some of the best lake fishing of the year is here

Fishing conditions at area lakes are good and will remain good over the next few weeks as water temperatures continue to get warmer.


Whittier/Prince William Sound

The ocean entrances continue to be great places to catch halibut.

Rockfish angling is quite productive with small jigs near rocky reefs


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