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All about fishing for rainbow, steelhead, cutthroat, brook and lake trout in AK lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Alaska

Trout Waters

Find excellent trout fishing all across Alaska including Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Lake Clark, Iliamna Lake and many other lakes plus plenty of streams and rivers which hold nice populations of trout. Other waters with trout fishing opportunities include Atigun River, Bear Creek, Byers Creek, Chatanika River, Chena River, Clearwater Creek, Copper River, Delta Clearwater River, Dietrich River, Donnelly Creek, Galbraith Lake, Gulkana River, Jim River, Klutina River, Kobuk River, Kwethluk River, Koyukuk River, Phelan Creek, Mulchatna River, North Fork of Bonanza Creek, Oksrukuyik Creek, Piledriver Slough, Quartz Creek, Riley Creek, Sagavanirktok River, Selawik River, Summit Lake, Tanana River, Windy Creek, Yukon River and many others.

Trout Species In The State

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 42 lbs 3 oz*

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 4 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 6 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 47 lbs 0 oz

Steelhead

Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead

World record: 42 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 42 lbs 3 oz*

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Select the best trout lures and baits

Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.

Alaska State Record Trout

The state record rainbow/steelhead trout was caught from Bell Island.

The state record cutthroat trout was taken out of Wilson Lake.

The state record brook trout was taken out of Green Lake.

The state record lake trout was caught in Clarence Lake.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Alaska Trout

Rainbow trout

Visit the Alaska Department of Fish & Game website for information about rainbow trout and steelhead fishing in Alaska.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts. Steelhead are rainbow trout which migrate to and from the ocean to spawn.

Additional trout information

Trout Conservation
Trout Unlimited

 

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