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OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly The coastal waters of Southeast Alaska are a fly rodder's paradise. Ocean and islands create a tapestry of brilliant water and trackless forest where glaciers descend mountain spires to the sea. With water types as diverse as the land that embraces them, anglers in Southeast Alaska have a smorgasbord of waters and locations to target depending on angling preference and fish run timing. These waters include bays, estuaries or coastal straits; broad rivers or small creeks; and chains of lakes or brackish salt chucks. But during the commencement of our summer salmon runs, no single location offers better angling opportunities for hot, aggressive fish than our local estuaries.

Estuary angling: It's all about the tides

A solitary fly angler fishes an estuary channel during a flooding tide. Salmon and char gather at the heads of estuaries during these tidal periods.
Photo By Rich Culver
A solitary fly angler fishes an estuary channel during a flooding tide. Salmon and char gather at the heads of estuaries during these tidal periods.
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