Delta Clearwater River

Delta clearwater River

Photo of the Delta Clearwater River

Located in the Delta Junction, AK

Delta Clearwater River Biography:

The Delta clear water is one of Alaska’s great fishing destinations offering up all five species of Salmon. The Delta Clearwater is primarily renowned for it’s excellent Coho (Silver) Salmon fishing. The Delta Clearwater


Salmonoid Species:


Chinook (King) Salmon

Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver) Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Sockeye (Red) Salmon

Sockeye (Red Salmon)


Pink (Humpy) Salmon

Pink (Humpy Salmon)


Chum (Dog) Salmon

Chum (Dog Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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This river is catch and release pretty much year round, but from mid August till the end of October it is open to Salmon fishing.

**See Alaska fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 4 Coho per day, Min size of 12″ in length.

**See Alaska fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,


Not Allowed!


Not Allowed!


Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a stealhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!

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