Fishing Report Roundup! (April 22, 2017)

The Fishing Report Roundup gathers reports from around the web for your easy reference. Reports from multiple sources provide you with an idea of what is happening in an area and where to focus your efforts in the upcoming days. Remember that fishing reports state how conditions are on a single day or week. Conditions can quickly change since first reported. 

April 13 – Spencer from Red Beard Anglers in Willow scouted the Willow Creek and Susitna River confluence and had this to say, “Only a sliver of water was open and it wasn’t flowing at all, it looked very stagnant.”

April 20 – Reports coming into the Highway 3 Angler Facebook page show some Mat-Su lakes are ice free while others have open water around the edges. Here is what it looks like on Finger Lake and an undisclosed lake. As you can see conditions vary by location so go check out your favorite lake to see what’s happening. Bring your gear because it may be wide open!

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Undisclosed lake on April 20. Photo: Miguel Martinez
Finger Lake on April 20. Photo: Ben Rowell

April 21 – Andy from Fishtale River Guides reported for The Frontiersman that “…Montana Creek and Little Willow Creek were already ice free as far as he could see from the Parks Highway. He (Mike Hudson) also mentioned that fishing in these and other Susitna River tributary streams would likely not be much good until the ice had gone out on the Susitna.”

We’ll continue to add more sources and reports each week as they become available.

If you have a report you’d like shared in this column, please email me at


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