Our Alaska fishing report shows great catches all over the state! We provide an authentic perspective on what’s being caught, celebrating not just the “big fish” but the joy of everyday fishing. Happy fishing!

June AK Fishing Report 2024

June 17, 2024

Valdez Halibut Derby

At Valdez Harbor, excitement was high over massive catches and derby prizes, but for many, the true reward lay in the thrill of the fight. Leroy Kreider from Orofino, Idaho, embodied this spirit last Friday. Despite a long hospital stay, Kreider managed to reel in the biggest fish on his boat, marking a 50-year dream fulfilled as his wife proudly took photos. His catch didn’t make the leaderboard, but the achievement was deeply meaningful. Meanwhile, Michael Olson from North Pole, Alaska, who regularly made the leaderboard, secured 3rd place with a 151.6-pound halibut caught on June 8th. Frieda Wiley of Valdez took 1st place for Week #3 with a 133.8-pound halibut, and Zach Gorg from Minnesota claimed 2nd with a 120.6-pound catch.

Halibut Derby – Overall Leaders Standings as 6/17:

1st Summer Ruge Fairbanks, AK 159.4 lbs. 27-May Chugach Girl
2nd Kathy Young Fairbanks, AK 152.8 lbs. 27-May Reel Dreams
3rd Michael Olson North Pole, AK 151.6 lbs. 8-Jun Big Fish

Early Season AK Fishing Report 2024

June 6, 2024

Alaska fishing is heating up as we move into June!

Late April into May brought hot steelhead fishing in Yakutat, highlighting a great start to the fishing season.

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Steelhead caught on the Situk River with Yakutat Lodge guides.

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Halibut caught with Big Dan’s Fishing Charter out of Homer, Alaska.

Additionally, the end of May has seen incredible fishing action in Seward, Alaska. The 2024 fishing season kicked off there with excellent sockeye snagging. Many anglers are easily reaching their limits, and this early Sockeye run is expected to continue for a couple of weeks.

Despite rough saltwater during May, halibut fishing remained successful, with anglers enjoying consistent catches. Homer’s halibut fishing has also been picking up with anglers hitting limits.

Other recent fishing activity around the state includes the Ninilchik king salmon opener, which started a little slow, but is expected to pick up. In Anchorage, kings are hitting Ship Creek, both hatchery and wild kings are being caught. Beach halibut fishing has been notable, and the Kenai River is anticipating its first run of sockeye salmon soon, heading up to the Russian River.

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Kodiak Legends Lodge took this little angler out to catch her first king this June!

The hooligan run on the Kenai has ended. Fishing on the Kasilof River is picking up, with peak fishing anticipated in the next week or two. In Homer, the Lagoon has seen action for kings, while saltwater trolling has also resulted in steady halibut catches and additional kings.

Fishing out of Kodiak Alaska has been fruitful with saltwater anglers reeling in halibut, rockfish, cod, and kings!

For areas we have not covered yet, we suggest clicking over to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for their Alaska fishing report provided by biologists from around the state.

This AK Fishing Report is brought to you by the expert anglers from Fish Alaska.