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  • Arhnklin River?

    Has anyone ever fished it? (...for Steelhead /Kings?)

  • #2
    Originally posted by JimJimmers View Post
    Has anyone ever fished it? (...for Steelhead /Kings?)
    Outside of Yakutat, right?

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    • #3
      My son fished it last fall for silvers. I can't give any info on the Kings or Steelhead but if river or Yakutat questions I may be of some help. I have fished out of Yakutat several times.

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      • #4
        I'd contact the fly shop in Yakutat
        I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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        • #5
          I've done the Situk a couple of times, so if you want some help with that river, I can provide some info. I've only fished it for Steelhead.
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          • #6
            I've fished the Situk too (many times)...however, the Ahrnklin is a few miles away. From what I hear, it's crystal clear but accessing it is restricted to high tide only, otherwise you're gonna' be stuck in the sand.

            Apparently, they get all 5 species of salmon, plus a small steelhead run.

            Just curious if anyone has any personal experience fishing it-?

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            • #7
              People fish it for Silvers, it's past 9 Mile so durring Steelhead its not uncommon for the road to be snowed in, plus I don't think there are steelhead in it. The Situk has the Steelhead and Kings. King fishin in the Situk is nonexistant. The last few years it was against the law to target them. The Akwe and Italio have Kings to fish and keep. Alsek Air or Yakutat Costal can fly you down.
              http://www.glacierbearlodge.com/alas...experience.htm

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              • #8
                I've floated The Arhnklin several times. Put in at the bridge, drifted down to the Situk estuary. Did it in a sport canoe (wide beam, square stern), and when we got down to the estuary we bolted on a 6 hp motor to take us back to the Situk parking lot.

                The river is glacial. It's probably fishable, but we didn't try; instead, we targeted cohos and Dollies that are found where clear tribs enter the Arhnklin. One of the best holes is where the Antlen River enters.

                Steelhead? Probably a handful, but I doubt if it's worth the trip unless you were more into a day of adventure and exploratoration, rather than actual fish pounding. If I were to look for steelhead on the Arhnklin, I would again concentrate efforts at the clear water tribs.

                Chinook? I doubt it. Almost certainly not fishable numbers. Skip it.

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                • #9
                  it is the drainage with the only native pike south of the Alaska range and west of the rockies in the world, some kind of freak event didn't cover those like 4 lakes with glaciers allowing that population to remain in isolation for the last 60,000 years. Kinda a cool fact...
                  I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
                    it is the drainage with the only native pike south of the Alaska range and west of the rockies in the world, some kind of freak event didn't cover those like 4 lakes with glaciers allowing that population to remain in isolation for the last 60,000 years. Kinda a cool fact...
                    Not sure how this random obscure factoid benefits my inquiry, but uh, ok-???? :confused:

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                    • #11
                      I have fished it for steelhead several times with no luck. We weet way up it too. Never fished it for kings.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JimJimmers View Post
                        Not sure how this random obscure factoid benefits my inquiry, but uh, ok-???? :confused:
                        Nothing like an obscure factoid to lighten your day
                        I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
                          Nothing like an obscure factoid to lighten your day
                          Do you stay up late at night watching infomercials or something?

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                          • #14
                            JimJimmers (and anyone else so inclined),

                            ak_powder_monkey is a just a young kid, with no real knowledge, whose posts are almost exclusively limited to bad information, off-topic drivel, and (in his imagination) smart remarks. Hes been banned from another Alaska fishing website for this reason. His posts are a perfect example of why the "Ignore List" function on this bulletin board is a good idea.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tsiutoo View Post
                              JimJimmers (and anyone else so inclined),

                              ak_powder_monkey is a just a young kid, with no real knowledge, whose posts are almost exclusively limited to bad information, off-topic drivel, and (in his imagination) smart remarks. Hes been banned from another Alaska fishing website for this reason. His posts are a perfect example of why the "Ignore List" function on this bulletin board is a good idea.
                              I thought I was just intolerant! Seems to be a common theme, its not just me.
                              http://www.glacierbearlodge.com/alas...experience.htm

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