Interior Lakes Starting To Get Stocked

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Tanana Fishing Report

May 25, 2022

Local Lakes

After last weekend’s warm weather, smaller lakes became ice-free. The Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks began stocking Interior lakes on Monday in anticipation of Memorial Day Weekend. Larger lakes such as Harding and George Lakes will become ice-free soon, while higher altitude lakes such as Fielding and Tangle Lakes will be ice-free a week or two later. Fishing is usually quite good along the open water shoreline areas just after ice-out. Check out the Alaska Lake Database to see what lakes have stocked recently.

Local Rivers

Most area rivers are high and muddy as the prolific snowpack in the mountains continues to melt. Most river fishing will be difficult.

Don’t forget to bring your 2021 sport fishing license. Help maximize social distancing by purchasing your sport fishing license at the ADF&G Online Store. You can print your license from the comfort of your home. Also, be sure to review Emergency Orders and the 2022 Northern Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Booklet for the area you are fishing in before you head out.

For more information, call the Fairbanks office at (907) 459-7200 or the Delta Junction office at (907) 895-4632.