A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

The refuge has more salmon streams than any other refuge in the nation, but they are all remote, short and not suitable for boating. The best refuge stream fishing opportunities for salmon and Dolly Varden are in the Aleutians. The easiest access is by ferry or plane to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska or by plane to Adak. The best refuge saltwater opportunities for halibut, silver salmon and cod are the marine waters of Afognak Island, reachable by float plane or boat from Homer or Kodiak. Fishing is generally year-round, with the exception of some salmon.

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