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Lower Cook Inlet Management Area
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Lower Cook Inlet Management Area

The Lower Cook Inlet Management Area (LCI) includes the freshwater drainages on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula south of the Kasilof River drainage to Gore Point, the freshwater drainages on the west side of Cook Inlet from the south end of Chisik Island to Cape Douglas, and the marine waters of Cook Inlet bounded by these landmarks. Summer recreational fishing opportunities range from bank fishing in small clearwater streams, to saltwater trolling and jigging for salmon and bottomfish, and clam digging. Popular major drainages include the Ninilchik River, Deep Creek, and Anchor River. The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit is also a popular saltwater destination.