Bristol Bay, Alaska Fishing Seasons For Trout & Salmon

For 2023 our first week starts on Saturday June 17th. Our last week starts on Saturday September 16th. Our weeks run Saturday to Saturday. From our first week throughout the entire season all of our fresh water species are available.

The key to deciding when to come, is to decide which species of Pacific Salmon you would like to target.

In June and July we are targeting King (Chinook) Salmon, Red (Sockeye) and Chum Salmon. In August and September we are targeting Silver (Coho) Salmon and on even years Pink (Humpback) Salmon. Our Bristol Bay Fishing Program is tailored to maximize on each of these peak periods of fishing time.

In June and early July the fresh water species are mainly feeding on baby salmon which have hatched and are making their way to the ocean. By mid-July salmon are starting to spawn in some of our rivers and streams where Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Grayling concentrate on the spawning beds to feed on salmon eggs.ย  Other rivers do not have spawning salmon until fall. These rivers offer fishing for Rainbow Trout, Grayling and Char using nymphs, streamers and dry flies.