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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Kenai

December 19, 2014

Winter Fishing Report: For the Northern Kenai Peninsula Area
Date: 12-16-14 through 1-6-15

Regulation Reminders

• Emergency Orders are in effect for the following areas:

• In Stormy Lake: The retention of Arctic char/Dolly Varden while fishing through the ice is prohibited thru the 2014-2015 winter fishery as part of an effort to restore the native fish. 

• Remember to purchase your new 2015 sport fishing license before fishing January 1.

Stocked Lakes

• Large lakes remain mostly ice-free.
• Small lake ice thickness is sufficient to support foot traffic.
• Stocked Lakes as well as unstocked lakes in this area are producing great catches.
• Recent rain and lack of snow has made road and trail conditions to the lakes slippery and potential treacherous. Some overflow may also be present along shorelines.
• Numerous lakes support game fish which are not stocked. Please contact the department office in Soldotna for more information about nearly all of the lakes in the Northern Kenai Peninsula Area.
• Several lakes are stocked and this information can be found on the Fish & Game web.http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSport.region&StockingAreaID=22
• Fishing at Scout Lake near Sterling has been outstanding recently for rainbow trout and Arctic grayling.
• Sport Lake near Soldotna offers easy access for the entire family. Catch rates at Sport Lake are very high for both land-locked salmon and rainbow trout.

Hot Spot

• Fishing at Scout Lake near Sterling has been outstanding recently for rainbow trout and Arctic grayling have.
• Bait fished under a bobber and small ice-flies or jigging spoons with bait fished just under the ice well above the bottom of the lake have been producing the best catches.
• Contact the department office in Soldotna for recent ice fishing news and hot-spots because they change as the season progresses.

Fish Facts:

• Not including lakes that are stocked, there is a total of 212 lakes on the Kenai Peninsula that have been surveyed by Fish and Game that support game fish such as rainbow trout, lake trout and Dolly Varden. Many lakes are accessible from the road and you are likely to encounter few if any other anglers out on the lake while fishing.