Valdez, Alaska Fishing Information
Valdez, Alaska Fishing Information
Valdez Alaska on a clear day is one of the most scenic towns in Alaska! The drive from Glenallen down to Valdez is spectacular as well featuring snow capped mountains, glaciers, and magnificent water falls!
There are two primary ways to fish Valdez:
- Go to Allison Point and fish for pink salmon or silver (coho) salmon. In season, both provide incredible action from the bank!
- Hire a charter to take you fishing out toward where Prince William Sound meets the Gulf of Alaska. Tip: It's a long ride - hire a charter with a fast boat! Halibut, Rockfish, and Cod are the primary species targeted by charter boats. Charters out of Valdez also offer overnight trips for salmon shark.
Accomodations Rating: RV Parks.
Access: Easy. Hike down to the dock to meet your charter and go fishing for Halibut, Rockfish, and Cod for the day, or hire an overnight charter and go for salmon shark. Access to Allison Point is also easy. Park in the parking lot and hike down to the water and start casting into the schools of pinks or cohos (in season).
Crowds: Light - Moderate. There is plenty of space available to fish on Allison Point. Of course on a charter boat you will be with only the people you get on the boat with.
Valdez, ALASKA FISH AND FISHING RATINGS:
Silver Samon (Coho) Fishing Rating: Good to Really Good. During the last week of August through mid September, silver salmon fishing at Allison Point is very productive. It is the most popular bank fish in Valdez. Fishing Techniques for silvers at Allison Point, Valdez: Spinners and spoons, flies, and fishing eggs.
Pink Samon Fishing Rating: Outstanding. During the first three weeks in July, the pinks just boil off of Allison Point creating excellent catching opportunities! Fishing Techniques for pink salmon at Allison Point: Casting spinners and spoons such as pixies, blue fox, or vibrax is the most effective technique for pinks.
Halibut Fishing Rating: Good. The better fishing charters will put you on Halibut and bring you back in with your limit! The typical Valdez halibut ranges in size from 45 to 90 lbs, perfect eating size fish. Fishing Techniques out of Valdez: Cut bait, jigs.
Ling Cod Fishing Rating: Good. The better fishing charters will get you hooked up with ling while fishing for Halibut using the same fishing techniques. Average size: low 50 lb range.
Rock Fish Fishing Rating: Good. You will likely catch rock fish while fishing for halibut and ling cod using the same fishing techniques.
Note: The Valdez area is not featured in our Alaska Roadside King Salmon Fishing DVD because it is in a different drainage. We do want to share the information on our website however, because the Copper River tributaries and the Valdez area offers anglers seeking roadside accessible fishing additional opportunities.
The Alaska Roadside King Salmon Fishing from Anchorage to Denali DVD/Ultimate Guide will SAVE YOU TIME - We share over ten years worth of exploration of the available king salmon fishing between Anchorage and Denali National Park! It will PUT YOU on MORE FISH - you will see Alaska's Parks Highway king catching potential at many of the popular and little known fishing holes! HELP YOU DECIDE WHERE TO FISH - Based on the type of experience you would like to have in terms of crowds, setting, and the fish catching potential. YOU WILL SEE THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR KING CATCHING - at each of the creeks and rivers. WE SHOW YOU THE BEST FISHING HOLES along the Parks Highway - while it is good to know which creeks and rivers are good for catching kings, there is nothing better than knowing exactly where the most fish hold and get caught for each of these rivers and creeks. HELP YOU TO DETERMINE WHAT DATES TO FISH - based on where you want to fish and the overall experience you desire.
This Alaska fishing video and ultimate Guide are ENJOYABLE TO WATCH for anyone who wants to see the king salmon fishing potential along the Parks Highway and for anyone actually planning a trip to Alaska, or currently living in Alaska who would like to have the most detailed information available on king salmon fishing the 240 mile stretch of highway between Anchorage in Denali National Park - this is the PREMIER RESOURCE FOR DO IT YOURSELF FISHERMEN!
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION AND THE EXACT LOCATIONS OF THE BEST FISHING HOLES, ACCESS, AND TECHNIQUES: