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Auke Lake

Rating - Unknown   

Wednesday, Sep 21 2022
"Over wintering" Cutthroat and rainbow trout--closed to sockeye salmon and Dolly varden fishing

About

Auke Lake is a 160-acre freshwater lake located just a few miles from Juneau. The lake is small, especially by Alaska standards but the fishing is varied with trout, and salmon on the angling menu.

Brook, cutthroat, and brown trout are plentiful in the waters of Auke Lake along with grayling and Dolly Varden.

Steelhead and four species of salmon are available as well.

This is an area fished often by locals and an alternative to nearby saltwater fishing that brings in a huge volume of anglers to Juneau.



Techniques & Tips

There is a lot of potential for catching big fish in the many species inhabiting the lake. Fly fishing is a good option from shore, wading in the shallows, or from a boat or raft. Float tube fishing is a popular pastime for many fly fishermen and works with salmon too.

Insects are more active in Alaska, but for a shorter period of time so matching the hatch is important.

Spinners, spoons, and spinning worm-rig combos all work with most of the fish in the lake, as does strictly live bait fishing off the bottom.

A benefit to Alaska summertime fishing come in the long hours of sunshine each day. You can fish with bright, reflective lures from 3 am to midnight during the height of summer.






Wednesday, Sep 21 2022



Access Info

On the Glacier Hwy near Auke Bay

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Auke Lake


Rating - Unknown

"Over wintering" Cutthroat and rainbow trout--closed to sockeye salmon and Dolly varden fishing

About

Auke Lake is a 160-acre freshwater lake located just a few miles from Juneau. The lake is small, especially by Alaska standards but the fishing is varied with trout, and salmon on the angling menu.

Brook, cutthroat, and brown trout are plentiful in the waters of Auke Lake along with grayling and Dolly Varden.

Steelhead and four species of salmon are available as well.

This is an area fished often by locals and an alternative to nearby saltwater fishing that brings in a huge volume of anglers to Juneau.



Techniques & Tips

There is a lot of potential for catching big fish in the many species inhabiting the lake. Fly fishing is a good option from shore, wading in the shallows, or from a boat or raft. Float tube fishing is a popular pastime for many fly fishermen and works with salmon too.

Insects are more active in Alaska, but for a shorter period of time so matching the hatch is important.

Spinners, spoons, and spinning worm-rig combos all work with most of the fish in the lake, as does strictly live bait fishing off the bottom.

A benefit to Alaska summertime fishing come in the long hours of sunshine each day. You can fish with bright, reflective lures from 3 am to midnight during the height of summer.


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