Montana Creek, Alaska Fishing
Montana Creek, Alaska Fishing
If you fish the Parks Highway during the salmon seasons, you should check out Montana Creek. Although it can be quite crowded during the peak of the king salmon run, a lot of people catch nice sized kings here. The river also supports good returns of silvers, chum, and pinks. If you want to target rainbows and grayling, there are good numbers in the creek during the salmon seasons.
Accomodations Rating: Nice! There are several for fee RV camping facilities at the Parks Highway bridge crossing of Montana Creek.
Access: Relatively Easy. Well maintained paths provide access to the king fishing holes along Montana Creek as well as to the more popular fishing area just downstream from the mouth.
Crowds: Moderate to Extreme. If you fish this area prior to the fishery turning weekend only (Fridays at midnight to Mondays at midnight) from about the 10th of June through the following weekend, the crowds will be light - especially during the week and it is possible to catch a reasonable number of kings per day (5 to 10 kings per day in our experiences). During the three day weekend fishing, the crowds will be extreme and if you are in the right spots using the right techniques, 5 to 10 kings per day is possible, but the fishing will be crowded.
MONTANA CREEK, ALASKA FISH AND FISHING RATINGS:
King Salmon (Chinook) Fishing Rating: Decent to Outstanding. You should check out the king fishing at Montana Creek. It is the second most popular place to fish along the Parks Highway. Fishing Techniques: People catch kings using flies, drifting corkys and yarn, or casting spinners and spoons in the creek itself. At the mouth, people mostly fish pond-style with hooks floated with corkys.
Silver Samon (Coho) Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. During August, the silver salmon fishing can be good at Montana Creek. Fishing Techniques for silvers at Montana Creek include: Spinners and spoons, flies, and fishing eggs.
Pink Samon Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. During even numbered years ie., (2008, 2010, 2012) pinks can be fun at Montana Creek just ahead of the silvers arriving. Fishing Techniques for pink salmon at Montana Creek: Casting spinners and spoons such as pixies, blue fox, or vibrax is the most effective technique for pinks.
Chum Salmon Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. Chum salmon show up at Montana Creek just ahead of the silvers. Fishing Techniques for chum at Montana Creek: Small flies and eggs are the most effective techniques. Some chum are also caught using spinners and spoons.
Rainbow Trout Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. Rainbow trout fishing in Montana Creek is good toward the beginning of salmon season and during the month of September.
Grayling Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. Grayling fishing in Montana Creek is good toward the beginning of salmon season and during the month of September.
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