Area Sport Fishing Reports
Southern Kenai

Archived Sport Fishing Report

September 10, 2019

Fall Fishing Report

Freshwater Fishing

  • Coho fishing in the Anchor River, Deep Creek, and Ninilchik River should be wrapping up for the season. Try fishing early in the morning with size 3 or 4 spinners.
  • Dolly Varden should improve this week with the changing water levels from the recent rains. Pegged beads, little spinners, and spoons all work well. Dollies are mostly schooled up in the Anchor River in the upstream sections near Black Water Bend and further upstream near the bridge on the south end of the North Fork Road.
  • There have been a few reports of steelhead trout but it’s still early in the run. Expect steelhead fishing to peak in mid-September and continue through October. Beads pegged above a hook is the most popular way to target steelhead, but jigs fished under a bobber or swinging flies can be very effective as well.

Saltwater Fishing


  • Trolling for king salmon has been fair recently. Anglers have found some king salmon along Bluff Point. Try a variety of presentations to decide what’s working best at the moment, including trolling without a flasher, using spoons and herring, and varying the length of the leader. A shorter leader will produce a tighter, faster action behind a flasher than a long leader will.


  • Halibut fishing has still been good but should start to slow down through the rest of the month.
  • Herring on a circle hook is the most popular way to fish for halibut. Jigs also work well.

Emergency Orders

Please review the Emergency Orders and News Releases below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.

  • Emergency Order 2-RCL-7-01-19 and 2-RCL-7-02-19 CLOSED all EASTSIDE Cook Inlet beaches to clamming for all species from the mouth of the Kenai River to the southernmost tip of the Homer Spit for 2019.

This is the last fishing report for the 2019 fishing season. This fishing report will be updated when additional information is available. For current seasonal information, please contact the ADF&G Homer Office at (907) 235-8191.


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