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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Bristol Bay

August 26, 2014

Bristol Bay Area

Week of August 26 to September 1
Issued August 26, 2014

Emergency Orders and regulation reminders

• The Department of Fish and Game increased the bag and possession limit for coho salmon to ten per day, ten in possession in all waters of the Nushagak River drainage effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, August 7. The limits for pink, sockeye, and chum salmon in combination remains at five per day, five in possession, and are in addition to the limits for coho salmon. The escapement of coho salmon in the Nushagak River has exceeded the escapement goal of 60,000-120,000 fish.

• During the March 2014 Statewide Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting, the board liberalized Nushagak River drainage sport fishing regulations to allow the use of multiple hooks. The new regulation allows anglers fishing in portions of the Nushagak River drainage to use multiple hooks from August 1 - April 30. This change did not affect the single hook requirement for the waters of the Nushagak River from May 1- July 31, or regulations in the upper Nushagak River and several tributaries adopted to protect rainbow trout. This liberalization is not published in the 2014 Bristol Bay sport fishing regulation summary, however, it is in effect this season.

Fresh waters

Silver Salmon

• Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
o Sport fishing is reported as good on the Naknek and the Alagnak.
• Nushagak drainages.
o Fishing is reported as fair.
• Togiak River and nearby drainages:
o Fishing is reported as good.

Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling

• Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
o Fishing for rainbow trout is reported as fair to good.
• Togiak River and nearby drainages:
o Fishing for Dolly Varden, rainbow trout, and Arctic grayling should be good to very good.
• Wood River Lakes system:
o Fishing should be good to very good for resident species throughout the lake system.

Northern Pike

• Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
o Fishing should be fair to good.
• Wood River Lake system:
o Fishing is fair along lake and slough shores and in shallow weedy bays.

Salt waters

Halibut

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

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