Sport Fishing


Glacier Bay is best known for tidewater glaciers, wildlife watching, and impressive scenery but sport fishing in the Bay can be an amazing opportunity. The wide diversity of fish habitats ranging from the wave swept coast to hundreds of freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers provides visitors from all over the world with a diverse and uniquely enjoyable experience.

Fishing from a kayak
Fishing in a pristine, remote setting is a highlight for most anglers.

Glacier Bay offers a wide variety of fish species for anglers to pursue in both salt and freshwater. In saltwater, most anglers target the bottom-dwelling halibut, but salmon species, especially Chinook and coho, are also sought. In Glacier Bay's freshwater streams, lakes and rivers, anglers can fish for salmon, both sea-run and resident trout including steelhead and cutthroat, as well as Dolly Varden char. All while enjoying the beauty and solitude of wilderness.

The National Park Service urges all anglers to review and know all relevant regulations guiding recreational fishing in Glacier Bay. Other aspects of the fishing experience may also benefit from self-education and pre-planning.


Last updated: December 4, 2017

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
PO Box 140

Gustavus, AK 99826


907 697-2230

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