Still undecided on when to go to Alaska for your dream fishing trip this year? As discussed in our last blog, we’ll try to help shed some light on the fishing season during the summers in Alaska. In this Blog we will cover six days of fishing in late June to early July time-frame in Bristol Bay, Katmai Park and the Becharofs. This is a time of transition when the salmon start to arrive into the region.
Sockeyes and Kings are flooding into the various drainages to start their spawning process for the summer. The other species that rely on this food source such as the char and rainbow trout, not to mention the bears and birds know it…They have been waiting all winter for this annual migration.
Late June fishing in Bristol Bay into early July can offer some of the most diverse fishing of the year. The salmon have started their runs into the various systems in Bristol bay which can make for some prime fishing. As we continue to progress thru the season, things change rapidly. In June there were NO salmon in the area streams, rivers and creeks and all of the fishing has been focusing on early season tactics. Late June brings the massive King run to the Nushagak district and the Mulchahtna drainage.
These kings will travel hundreds of miles to reach their spawning grounds. AS they do this, the trout, char and grayling in the region will be hungrily waiting. The Kings will have avoided predators at sea, commercial fishing fleets and the random sport fisherman who is lucky enough to be here to witness the largest salmon run in the world and perhaps do battle with one of these beautiful fish. A multitude of options are available during this timeframe, here is a list of the places to fish and the different tactics used during this time of year.