5/23/2024 Fishing Report

This last week the steelhead sightings drastically declined.  There were a couple dark fish we heard about here and there, but for the most part it seems like the run is pretty close to over.  This rain may bring in a couple more fish but remember at this point in the season if the fish you see are spawning just leave them alone.

The lake fishing for trout has continued to be good in Auke Lake and Dredge Lakes.  Early in the morning and late in the evening are generally the best times to have decent catch rates.  If you aren't seeing many fish feeding on the surface, then try fishing a sink tip near structure.  Small leeches work well for the bigger SRC's.

The Dolly fishing had been excellent by the end of last week under the Douglas bridge.  We still have not heard of anyone doing very well at Sheep Creek, however.  If you are up for the drive both Echo Cove and Boy Scout Beach have also been fishing well.  Try closer to the high tide out the road and low tide closer in towards town.  Having a good selection of baitfish flies is key to success right now.  I am usually not an advocate of changing flies very often, but when the Dollies get finicky then cycle through your flies.  Having a range of sizes and colors will be your ticket to success.

As always, we love featuring your photos for our fishing reports.  If you have a great fish, scenery, or action photo that has to do with fishing around town send it our way!  You can email photos or videos to cory@alaskaflyfishinggoods.com.  Please remember to handle fish with care, especially if you are practicing catch and release.  Consider getting a net with a rubber basket to help land fish quickly, pinch your barbs and keep them in the water until you are ready to snap a quick photo.

See you on the water!

The Crew at AFFG

Listed below are the hot patterns of the week.  Fisheries change here through-out the season and so do the best patterns to use.  Below are some of the recommended flies for the current fisheries.  Happy fishing!

Hot Flies - Dolly Varden

Hot Flies - Cutthroat Trout