Kodiak run timing chart Print

on1Below is a general table of when certain species of fish arrive. Early season (e.g. April and May) is always difficult to predict since the weather, severity of winter, and a number of other factors affect early seaon fish availability. Salmon tend to be more consistent in their return times and are rarely off more than a week.

The key to understanding flyfishing in Alaska is to understand the behavior of anadromous fish. Anadromous fish spend the majority of their life at sea and are only accessible to anglers for a limited time when they return to freshwater streams. In short, timing is everything.

These run-timing tables indicate the presence of fish in the area but do not indicate the legal fishing season. Some areas may be closed so be sure to check a current regulation summary before planning your trip.

P = PRIME FISHING

A = AVAILABLE

X = NOT AVAILABLE

 

What/When
APR
MAY
JUNE
JUL
AUG
SEPT
OCT
KING   XXXA AAAA
PPPP
PPPP
PPAA
XXXX
XXXX
COHO  XXXX XXXX
XXXX
XXAA
AAAP
PPPP
PPAA
SOCKEYE   XXXX XXAA
APPP
PPPP
PAAA
XXXX
XXXX
PINK   XXXX XXXX
XXXX
XXAA
PPPA  AAXX
XXXX
CHUM
XXXX  XXXX
XAAA
PPPP
PAAA
XXXX
XXXX
STEELHEAD
 AAAA AAAA
XXXX
XXXX
AAAA
APPP
PPPP
RAINBOW TROUT
 AAAA AAAA
AAAA
AAAP
PPPP
PPPP
AAAA
DOLLY VARDEN
XXXX  AAAA
APPP
PPPP
PPPP
PPPP
PPAA
LAKE TROUT
AAAP  PPPA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
NORTHERN PIKE
AAAA  AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
GRAYLING
 AAAA AAAA
AAAA
AAAA
AAAP
PPPP
PPPA