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Alaska fishing: Prince William Sound

Species

Anglers in this part of Alaska will find plenty of fishing opportunity with king (Chinook), sockeye (red), chum, coho (silver) and pink salmon in good numbers.  Dolly Varden, steelhead, cutthroat, halibut and rockfish are also found here.

There are also shrimp in deeper places of the Sound as well as crab and other fish and shellfish.
 

Geography

Prince William Sound is a surprising jewel along the otherwise rugged Alaska coastline between Cook Inlet and Yakutat Bay.  This large semi-protected sound is surrounded by the coast mountains giving it exceptional scenery.   The area is very wet, making many, many streams and a few lakes, all of which of course provide fish habitat.

Transportation

The four largest communities around Prince William Sound are Cordova, Seward, Valdez and Whittier.  Seward and Valdez are connected to the road system.  

All four are connected to the road system via the Alaska Marine Highway.  Alaska Airlines offers daily jet service to Cordova, and Valdez has regular prop aircraft service from Anchorage.  Whittier can be accessed from Anchorage through the Anton Anderson tunnel, a unique railroad/automobile tunnel that offers alternate access to both transportation types.

Current fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (updated regularly during the summer months)  

Prince William Sound and Resurrection Bay

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