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Homer, Alaska

Anchor River


The World Class Anchor River is located in Anchor Point, Alaska, at the most westerly highway point in North America. 

You will enjoy a King Salmon run in mid-May through mid-June, Silver Salmon run August into September

and Steelhead in late August and run until the end of October, when the river closes. Dolly Varden come into the river in

mid-July and make for awesome Dolly fishing into the fall, when they’re spawning colors are bright and vibrant.  Most of the river is accessible from the road with several campgrounds in the lower river.  The lower River is considered to be below the Old Sterling Hwy Bridge, or 100 yards above the bridge to the ocean.  Upper River is open August 1st – October 31st, from the lower marker just above the bridge and goes for miles back up into the valley.   All Steelhead and Rainbow trout are catch and release and may not be removed from the water.  The king Salmon range from 15 lbs to 35 lbs in the Anchor River, The Silvers in the 10 -14 lb average.   Steelhead sizes range from 22 inches to 37 inches on average, many in the 28-30 inch range.  The fine Steelhead run, Great Dolly Varden fishing and 4 of the 5 Pacific Salmon species, make the Anchor River a World Class River and we protect it to last and stay that way.