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Alaska Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, steelhead, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Alaska lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Alaska

AK Trout Fishing Waters

Find excellent trout fishing all across Alaska including Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Lake Clark, Iliamna Lake and many other lakes plus plenty of streams and rivers which hold nice populations of trout. Other waters with trout fishing opportunities include Atigun River, Bear Creek, Byers Creek, Chatanika River, Chena River, Clearwater Creek, Copper River, Delta Clearwater River, Dietrich River, Donnelly Creek, Galbraith Lake, Gulkana River, Jim River, Klutina River, Kobuk River, Kwethluk River, Koyukuk River, Phelan Creek, Mulchatna River, North Fork of Bonanza Creek, Oksrukuyik Creek, Piledriver Slough, Quartz Creek, Riley Creek, Sagavanirktok River, Selawik River, Summit Lake, Tanana River, Windy Creek, Yukon River and many others.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Alaska Record Trout

Rainbow trout

The Alaska state record cutthroat trout was caught in Wilson Lake. The Wulik River produced the Alaska state record dolly varden trout, and Clarence Lake was home to the Alaska state record lake trout.

Visit the Alaska Department of Fish & Game website for information about rainbow trout and steelhead fishing in Alaska.

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts. Steelhead are rainbow trout which migrate to and from the ocean to spawn.

Additional trout fishing information

Trout Conservation

Fishing for steelhead in Alaska

Steelhead Fishing


World record: 42 lbs 0 oz

AK State Record: 42 lbs 3 oz

Fishing for trout in Alaska

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

AK State Record: 42 lbs 3 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

AK State Record: 8 lbs 6 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

AK State Record: 47 lbs 0 oz

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Trout fishing waters and information, by state.