So I am going to a Forest Service cabin in SE Alaska from April 16-22nd to hopefully target steelies. I have never been to SE and was wondering what the timing of the resident fish is like in these rivers if the steelhead decide to not cooperate.
The river we are going to has cuts, bows, and dollies throughout the summer but I wanted to know what if any of these species will be available in the rivers or lakes that drain into the rivers in the timeframe we will be there. Would it be worth hiking down to the salt to try for dollies from the beach if the steelie fishing is slow?
Also if anyone has any favorite patterns for this area during this timeframe that would be greatly appreciated.