6/22/2023 Fishing Report

There are piles of fish around, but with the sun the last couple days of king fishing has been tough.  Early morning and late in the evening tend to be the best times during these periods of intense sun and hot temps.  Now that the kings have been fished to for a while it's not a bad idea to try to switch up colors and sizes if you aren't getting hook ups.

Thane is fishing best bracketing the high tide.  Most reports coming from that part of channel indicate you won't necessarily see the fish, so if there aren't kings rolling it is still worth throwing a line out there.  Fish Creek area and the North Douglas boat launch have been better around the low tide.  Pink has been producing as well as the chartreuse /white colors.  Now is a good time to try fishing flies with darker colors like black and purple.

The Dollies continue to gorge themselves on salmon smolt in the salt water and most places have good fishing currently.  There have been a few folks who have said the Dollies are starting to hang out in Sheep Creek, so here in a couple weeks the beading should start turning on.  If you want to get some big saltwater Dollies get after it, pretty soon we will move back into fishing them in the fresh water.

Windfall has been great this season.  Most people that have gone up there have caught their sockeye.  There are only two days left to hit this fishery and then Windfall will be closed for the month of July.  If you haven't wandered up there this year, we recommend it.  If you do go, bring along some trout flies and try for some nice coastal cutthroat trout.

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 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 we do our best to get you the hot flies.  Listed below are our recommended patterns for the particular species available.  Happy fishing

Hot Flies- King Salmon

Hot Flies- Dolly Varden

Hot Flies- Sockeye Salmon