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Old 04-12-2017, 11:10 PM
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Default Best Time/Where to Vist Alaska?

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I live in Bethel but I'm in Anchorage quite bit. Is the Quartz or Ptarmigan creek worth fishing In May or June? I primarily fish Tenkara the size of the fish doesn't matter much.


Both Quartz and Ptarmigan creeks are closed from 5/1-6/11. After they open you certainly could catch some resident fish but I doubt they would be in there in very big numbers. The majority of trout enter those streams following the sockeye, though I would expect some spawn there. The Russian river would probably have more trout and they take nymphs and drys pretty enthusiastically. If it was me I'd head north and walk Willow, Sheep, or Montana creeks. Some great trout fishing to be had at that time of year. Swinging leech patterns into cover like logjams, overhanging brush, cutbanks, etc., is the ticket in June.
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Both Quartz and Ptarmigan creeks are closed from 5/1-6/11. After they open you certainly could catch some resident fish but I doubt they would be in there in very big numbers. The majority of trout enter those streams following the sockeye, though I would expect some spawn there. The Russian river would probably have more trout and they take nymphs and drys pretty enthusiastically. If it was me I'd head north and walk Willow, Sheep, or Montana creeks. Some great trout fishing to be had at that time of year. Swinging leech patterns into cover like logjams, overhanging brush, cutbanks, etc., is the ticket in June.
Thanks for the feedback! I did a little more research and saw that those particular streams were closed. I fished Willow last fall at the end of October and had a lot of fun.
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