In the world of fisheries and fish markets, Whitefish is often a generic term to describe different species of fish with white flesh that live near the sea or ocean floor, like halibut, cod, and rock fish. But, confusingly, whitefish also refers to a number of species in the salmon family, a few of which can be found in Alaska. Here’s where to cast your line:
Whitefish Fishing Spots
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.
This tributary of the Kenai River flows alongside the Sterling Highway, just north of Cooper Landing (from milepost 40 – 45). There are plenty of designated pull-offs along the highway — like Quartz Creek Road, which leads to Kenai Lake, as well as the popular access point at the Quartz Creek Bridge.