Sunshine Creek, Alaska Fishing
Sunshine Creek, Alaska Fishing
If you fish the Parks Highway during the salmon seasons, it may be worth your time to check out Sunshine Creek. There may be times when you will find kings holding at the mouth, and it has a reputation for good silver salmon fishing. Pinks, chum, and sockeye also show up here along with rainbow trout and grayling.
Accomodations Rating: Primitive. There is nothing spectacular about the camping at Sunshine Creek. Although the dirt road access to Sunshine Creek is rough, there is decent parking at the trailhead.
Access: Easy. A short hike down an old dirt road provides access to the confluence of Sunshine Creek.
Crowds: Light. There are never many people fishing the confluence of Sunshine Creek during king season.
SUNSHINE CREEK, ALASKA FISH AND FISHING RATINGS:
King Salmon (Chinook) Fishing Rating: Not Good - Fair. At times, kings hold here, but not on a regular basis. Fishing Techniques for king salmon in Sunshine Creek include pond-style or casting spinners and spoons. Drift fishing will be the better technique if you fish just downstream of the confluence.
Silver Samon (Coho) Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. During August, Sunshine Creek is a popular place to try your luck for silvers. Fishing Techniques for silver salmon here include casting spinners and spoons, or fishing eggs.
Red Salmon (Sockeye) Fishing Rating: Not Good. Although some sockeye show up at Sunshine Creek, it does not offer much oppurtunity to catch them.
Pink Samon Fishing Rating: Decent to Good. During even numbered years ie., (2008, 2010, 2012) pinks can be fun at Sunshine Creek in early August. Fishing Techniques for pink salmon include casting spinners and spoons such as pixies, blue fox, or vibrax.
Chum Salmon Fishing Rating: Not Good. Chum salmon are present at the same time as pink salmon, but the fishing is not worthwhile. Fishing Techniques include casting spinners and spoons, or soaking eggs.
Rainbow Trout Fishing Rating: Decent. Rainbow fishing in Sunshine Creek is best in September.
Grayling Fishing Rating: Decent. Grayling fishing in Sunshine Creek is best in September.
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