Alaska Burbot Fishing Spots

Burbot, also known as "Poor-man's lobster" because of its distinct lobster-y flavor, is a sought after game fish that is found only in more northern areas. Here’s where to find them:

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Burbot Fishing Spots

Stop at Long Lake, at mile 45.2, to see a pop­u­lar spot for sock­eye salmon to spawn. Every year, 18,000 sock­eye salmon swim up the Chiti­na and Cop­per Rivers to spawn in Long Lake. This is a very unique run, salmon begin enter­ing the lake as late as Sep­tem­ber and spawn until April. 

Access stun­ning views of Land­mark Gap Lake by hik­ing the Land­mark Gap Trail North. 

This con­flu­ence is one of the most pop­u­lar fish­eries in South Cen­tral Alas­ka. Locat­ed about 60 miles north of Anchor­age on the Parks High­way, it offers excel­lent fish­ing for four of the major salmon species: kings, sil­vers, chums and pinks. It also fea­tures big rain­bows (up to 30 inch­es) and Dol­ly Var­den, as well as Arc­tic Grayling. You’ll also find, in small num­bers, bur­bot and whitefish. 

Short hike down steep hill to South; Sum­mer Fishery.

Pull-off’s present; best fish­ing at outlet.

Small pull-off, short hike down to out­let; sum­mer fishery