Alaska Lake Trout Fishing Spots

Lake Trout are dwellers of the deep, living in some of the deepest lakes on earth. Although very large Lake Trout have been caught, they average 5 to 12 pounds and 12 to 18 inches. They can be identified by their dark grey or blackish-green sides with white or yellow spots. Here’s where to look for them:

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Lake Trout 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. 

34 miles south of the highway.

W on D st., right on Loop Rd, left on Otter Lake Rd

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

.5 miles north of road

Park­ing Spot on the North side of the high­way. Fol­low the cat track 2 miles North. 

Mile­post 17.7, Seward High­wayKe­nai Lake offered a flat tree­less path to trav­el in win­ter. This trail was one of two over­land routes to Sun­rise and Hope. (The oth­er over­land route was through Portage Pass.) Min­ers trav­eled by dogsled from Seward to Snow Riv­er and on to Kenai Lake. At the oth­er end of the 17 mile lake, trav­el­ers would fol­low Quartz Creek north through Tur­na­gain Pass along Canyon Creek to the gold rush towns of Sun­rise and Hope.  ...more

A good dirt road, with plen­ty of pull-outs, leaves the main high­way on the south side of the road. The Alas­com Road” runs four miles across the val­ley floor. There are sev­er­al lakes, stocked with trout and grayling, for fish­er­men, and plen­ty of camp­ing spots. It’s qui­et, and there’s great canoe­ing and bird watch­ing on the lakes. It’s a pop­u­lar week­end des­ti­na­tion for Anchor­age folks, so you might not be alone. And in the fall, you’ll see…  ...more