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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Bristol Bay

May 22, 2015

Week of May 22 to May 25
Issued May 22, 2015

Fresh waters

• All lakes and rivers are now ice free.

King Salmon

• Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
o It is still very early for kings in the Naknek and Alagnak. Sport fishing will not be productive until mid-June on the Naknek and late June on the Alagnak.
• Nushagak drainages.
o It is still very early for kings. Sport fishing should be productive by mid-June.
o The sonar is scheduled to be operational approximately June 5. Management will be in accordance with the Nushagak/Mulchatna King Salmon Management Plan. No substantial inseason information will be available until after June 20.
• Togiak River and nearby drainages:
o It is still very early for kings in the Togiak. Sport fishing will not be productive until late June.

Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling

• Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
o Most of the flowing waters of the Kvichak and Alagnak river drainages and portions of the Naknek River drainage remain closed to all fishing until June 8 to protect spawning rainbow trout.
o On the Naknek, angling is fair in the portions of the drainage that remain open to fishing.
• Togiak River and nearby drainages:
o There have been no angling reports from this section, though opportunities should improve as waters warm.
• Wood River Lakes system:
o Fishing should be good at the outlets of salmon spawning streams as smolt begin moving down river.

 Northern Pike

• Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
o Angling is fair in the portions of the drainage that remain open to fishing.
• Wood River Lake system:
o Fishing should be good along lake and slough shores and in shallow weedy bays.


Salt waters

Halibut
 

• Nushagak Bay
o Fishing should be fair to good off the coast of Protection Point.


Helpful Internet Links

Area webpage: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=ByAreaSouthcentralBristolBay.main

Fishing regulations: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.sport

Enforcement of fishing regulations: www.dps.state.ak.us/fwp/index.asp

 Weir counts and sonar estimates: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInfo.fishcounthome

River levels: http://aprfc.arh.noaa.gov/

 Lake stocking: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportStockingHatcheries.fishStocking

Informational brochures: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInfo.publications

Safety in bear country: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=livingwithbears.anglersafety

 OEO/ADA statement: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=home.oeostatementCopyright and reproduction information

 

 

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