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Anchorage Fishing



Anchorage Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Anchorage, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Rainbow Trout

  2. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 75% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 3 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Anchorage Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

    ENLARGE ANCHORAGE RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. Halibut

  4. Halibut

    There is a 25% catch rate for Halibut, based on 1 Halibut counted.

    Anchorage Halibut Counts Chart
    Halibut

    ENLARGE ANCHORAGE HALIBUT COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 2 species of fish and 4 fish counted for May around Anchorage.

To date, there are 13 species of fish and a total of 231 fish counted for Anchorage and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1900 (124 years).

Last Update: 5/23/2024 12:30:15 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Anchorage Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Anchorage are the following:

  1. 50758


  2. 50758


  3. 50758


  4. Sculpin


  5. Sculpin


  6. Sculpin


  7. Coastrange Sculpin


  8. Sculpin


  9. Sculpin


  10. Sculpin


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Top Anchorage Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Sportsman's Warehouse


  2. The Bait Shack


  3. Mossy's Fly Shop


  4. Mountain View Sports Center


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  2. D Ray Personal Guide Service
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