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

There are no roads connecting Anchorage to Bethel, home of the refuge headquarters. But several airlines provide daily service to Bethel. Fishing is generally year-round, with the exception of some salmon. Available species include all five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling, northern pike, sheefish and burbot. Refuge facilities for anglers are limited and do not include any public facilities or cabins. There are a king salmon stamp requirements and catch-and-release regulations for rainbow trout for nonresidents on certain rivers.

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