Yukon River Drainage Fishing Spots

This area consists of the southern section of the Dalton Highway and parts of the Steese and Taylor Highways. The primary species in this area is arctic grayling, but char and rainbow trout can also be caught in stocked lakes. There are a few salmon present, but all would be in a deep spawning phase and thus not good for consumption.

Available Species: Arctic Grayling, Arctic Char, Rainbow Trout, Burbot, Whitefish, Northern Pike

Hot Spots: South Fork Bonanza Creek, North Fork Bonanza Creek, Grayling Lake, South Fork Koyukuk River, Jim River, Yukon River

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Fishing Spots

This hand­i­cap acces­si­ble dock is a per­fect spot to spend time cast­ing for local species.

Here you’ll find oppor­tu­ni­ties for swim­ming, fish­ing, boat­ing and camp­ing. Camp­sites are set among the trees and in open grassy areas. Explore fur­ther afield to find blue­ber­ry and cran­ber­ry bush­es along the path around the pond. 

Chena Lake has two dis­tinct per­son­al­i­ties: The Lake Park and The Riv­er Park. The two parks were cre­at­ed at the same time an earth­fill dam was con­struct­ed by the Army Corps of Engi­neers in response to dev­as­tat­ing Chena Riv­er floods in 1967. The dam is 7.1 miles long and con­trols near­ly 1,500 miles of water­shed that would oth­er­wise freely flow into Fairbanks. 

Overview The Yukon Riv­er is such a giant; no words can accu­rate­ly describe the scale of things along its more than 2000-mile length. There are sloughs run­ning through large wood­ed islands that are big­ger than most rivers, and if you need to be on one side of the riv­er at a cer­tain point, you bet­ter start many miles in advance get­ting to that side. Run­ning out of the Cana­di­an sub­arc­tic and across the entire breadth of Alas­ka to where its…  ...more