Ship Creek is within the city limits of Anchorage and has both a king salmon and a silver salmon run. Between the two runs, the season lasts from late May until early September. Basically, while the weather is good, there will be salmon to catch within Anchorage city limits.
The countryside surrounding Anchorage has several lakes with landlocked salmon that are part of Alaska's stocked fishery program. While this is not the wild salmon catch that so many visiting sport fishermen dream of, it does have the singular advantage of inaccessibility. Some of these lakes are not reachable by road and must be hiked to. Some even require backcountry camping trips to get at properly.
Creeks and Rivers
The three major waterways of the Anchorage area, after Ship Creek, are Campbell Creek, Bird Creek and Twentymile River. Bird Creek (pictured above) has pink and silver salmon (even-numbered years only) from early July to mid-August. Campbell Creek has only silver salmon, and from late July to September. The latest season ending in the area is found at Twentymile River, which has silver salmon from mid-August to October.
The Anchorage area also offers saltwater fishing in the seas outside Whittier, Alaska, and in Resurrection Bay. Whittier has silver and king salmon from early June to mid-September, and Resurrection Bay has silver salmon from early July to late September and at least some king salmon in the area all year around.
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