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    Default Fishing in May and AK Air fares

    Was just looking at AK AIR anniversary fares and wanted to get some input on where some good fishing may be in May. Live in East AK and catch plenty of kings, reds, and valdez silvers. How about any advice on SE fisheries that time? Yakutat Steelies? Possibly Petersberg, Wrangell or others? What about other types of fishing? Anything out in Western that time or just ice? Kodiak? Thanks for any input. Check it out, Good fares for in state travel and combine with a companion ticket and you can pull a fishing trip somewhere new for 3-400 bucks!

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    are you looking to just go some where an self guide. may is prity earlyfor silvers and reds in the rivers. Kings will be runing on the ocean out of craig and maybe ketchikan. the steelhead will be runing on prince of wales.and the fly fishing for trout should be great.thats about all for this neck of the woods.
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    I'd go to POW
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Saltwater Kings :)

    Late May is peak time for Deep creek Kings in the saltwater, and Halibut fishing is good too.
    www.wildroselodge.com/Peakfishruns.html Check charts to see all peak fishing times.
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    Default Out West

    Quote Originally Posted by cory100 View Post
    Was just looking at AK AIR anniversary fares and wanted to get some input on where some good fishing may be in May. Live in East AK and catch plenty of kings, reds, and valdez silvers. How about any advice on SE fisheries that time? Yakutat Steelies? Possibly Petersberg, Wrangell or others? What about other types of fishing? Anything out in Western that time or just ice? Kodiak? Thanks for any input. Check it out, Good fares for in state travel and combine with a companion ticket and you can pull a fishing trip somewhere new for 3-400 bucks!

    The only thing out in West and Southwest that time of year will be icefishing (especially this year.....brrrrrr)....most of the hot rainbow waters have a spawning closure and few or no outfitters/floatplanes are operating making access a real bugger.

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    good time for yakutat steelies... a higher proportion of them will be spring fish (fresh) by that time, which is a good thing.... also good saltwater options there at that time: halibut, salmon, rockfish, etc.
    I know they got a lot of snow in SE this year, so you may want to keep an eye on, or inquire locally, about the water conditions due to runoff. this advice holds true no matter where you go.
    Mark W
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