DATE: For Week of MAY 13, 2013
- At this time, no emergency orders are in effect for this area.
- The tentative opener for the Copper River Chitina Subdistrict will be on Friday, June 7 at 12:01 am through Sunday, June 9 at 11:59 pm. The preliminary season schedule is based on the projected daily sonar counts at the Miles Lake sonar and is subject to change based on actual salmon escapement once the sonar is operational. If actual counts are below the projected counts, fishing time will be reduced. If actual counts are above the projected counts, fishing time will be increased accordingly.
- The larger lakes which include Lake Louise, Susitna, Tyone, Paxson, and Crosswind Lakes are still covered in ice, and are expected to be this way for the next few weeks. As the ice melts fishing from shore can be productive.
- Due to the relatively late spring, most local waters are still ice and snow covered. Lakes stocked in 2007 with fingerling rainbow trout should contain catchable fish. These lakes are Ryan, Buffalo and Tex Smith Lakes on the Glenn Highway. Try Old Road and Round lakes, off the Lake Louise Road, and Two Mile Lake along the Edgerton Highway. For the best rainbow trout fishing head out the McCarthy Road to Strelna, Silver, and Sculpin lakes which offer the best opportunity to catch more and a possibility to catch larger fish. Silver Lake was stocked with catchable rainbow trout in 2010 and again in 2011. These rainbows are transferred from Summit Lake in the Wrangell Mountains. Silver Lake has walk in access only. Peanut and Tolsona Mountain Lakes are also excellent lakes for rainbow trout, but an ATV is helpful to access them. These two lakes are not readily accessible to the road system and have been stocked in past years and receive little pressure.
- Arctic grayling can be found in most area streams. Fishing for grayling in Moose creek is usually productive just after the creek opens. Many of the small lakes on the Lake Louise and Nabesna roads contain grayling populations. Long Lake and Jack Lake are good bets for grayling. Tolsona Lake would be a good bet for some family fishing for grayling, as the ice melts fishing from shore just on the edge of the ice can productive.