Fishing Report Roundup! (April 29, 2017)

Wetting a line as the sun sets in the Mat-Su Valley. Photo: Ben Rowell

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 28 – Spencer from Red Beard Anglers in Willow has been working Willow Creek pretty hard and it finally paid off this week. “The fishing hasn’t been good at all. Until yesterday!” Check out his full report here.

April 28 – Highway 3 Angler confirmed Spencer’s Willow Creek report on Friday evening. With just a few hours to fish, we started a five bends from the confluence and worked our way down. While the water is dirty, fish still picked up our flies and the number of hits we got tells us the fish are hungry.

Willow Creek rainbow trout caught on April 28. Photo: Ben Rowell

April 28 – Andy from Fishtale River Guides reported for The Frontiersman that “Many of the tributary streams provided plenty of open water for fishing at this time, however, according to Mike Hudson, catch reports have been very limited. Nothing unusual for this time of year — and action could pick up any day.”

April 28 – Deshka Landing reports that there wasn’t much movement in the ice Thursday night but this week has seen spots open up.

Deshka Landing on April 28. Photo:

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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