Skagway Fishing Seasons
I just moved to Whitehorse and am planning on doing aot of fishing in Skagway. Most of my fishing has been done on the BC coast (Prince Rupert, Skeena River). I am wondering if any can give me a general breakdown of the best fishing season's in Skagway, in particular the Chinook and Coho Runs up the river.
I'm not really familiar with fishing in Skagway, but I have heard that it is not a great location. Haines on the other hand can be really good fishing for reds and cohos etc. It's a further drive, but as a fishing destination, I think it will beat Skagway hands down.
I grew up in Terrace and Kitimat and have been in the Yukon for twelve years. I have done some fishing in Skagway all in the ocean. June and early July are good times for springs around Skagway. All the coho fishing I have done has been 80 miles from Skagway. Icy Straights area.
The rivers in Haines are popular but I think they can get crowded.
Do you have a boat?
Have to be samon?
There is lots of good lake fishing in that area for pike and lake trout, grayling, and probably other species (burbot). Just a thought if you don't like the drive.
Originally Posted by vkh01
I'll betcha trolling for lakers in Kluane and Lake Kathleen would be superb.
I once saw some heads of pike at a cleaning table at Kathleen that you could easily fit a softball into.