Goose Creek, Alaska Fishing
Goose Creek, Alaska Fishing
Goose Creek is a small slightly tannic Susitna tributary that at times holds decent numbers of kings, silvers, pinks and chum salmon. Some people really enjoy fishing for them in this creek. There are also some rainbow trout in the creek during the salmon runs. Several decent holes exist downstream from the Parks Highway bridge, but unless it is a phenomenal salmon run and you desire this type of fishing, we would recommend fishing other Susitna tributaires.
Accomodations Rating: Primitive. A small pull-out provides parking and camping opportunities to Goose Creek.
Access: Relatively Easy. There is approximately 1/2 mile of king salmon fishing opportunity downstream of the Parks Highway bridge before encountering private property. A well maintained foot trail provides access throughout this section of river.
Crowds: Light. Relatively few people fish Goose Creek.
GOOSE CREEK, ALASKA FISH AND FISHING RATINGS:
King Salmon (Chinook) Fishing Rating: Not Good. During exceptional king salmon runs there may be more kings available in Goose Creek, but in general it is not a spot we would recommend spending much time fishing. Fishing Techniques People catch kings using flies, corkies and yarn, and by casting spinners, spoons, or plugs.
Silver Samon (Coho) Fishing Rating: Not Good. During good silver salmon runs, silvers can be caught in Goose Creek in early August. Fishing Techniques include casting spinners and spoons, fly fishing, or using eggs.
Pink Samon Fishing Rating: Not Good to Decent. During even numbered years ie., (2008, 2010, 2012) pinks can be caught at Goose Creek. Fishing Techniques for pink salmon at Goose Creek include: Casting spinners and spoons such as pixies, blue fox, or vibrax is the most effective technique for pinks.
Chum Salmon Fishing Rating: Not Good. Some chum salmon are present Goose Creek in late July/Early August. Fishing Techniques: Some chum are caught using spinners and spoons, by drifting small flies, or traditional fly-fishing.
Rainbow Trout Fishing Rating: Not Good. Rainbows are present in Goose Creek during the salmon runs, but we would not consider this a good rainbow fishery.
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