Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
August 25, 2020
* Just a reminder to all our anglers, please do your part to help slow the spread of Covid-19 by following and reviewing the current State of Alaska Health Mandates in effect. This includes practicing social distancing while sport and personal use fishing and wearing a face covering when fishing and if you are needing fishing supplies from your local store as indicated in Health Alert 010.
* The Alaska Board of Fisheries adopted several proposals establishing new sport fish regulations for the Lower Cook Inlet Management Area at its Seward December 2019 and Anchorage February 2020 meetings. Please see the 2020 Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulation Summary booklet for a complete summary of the Lower Cook Inlet sport fisheries regulations.
Please review the Emergency Orders and Advisory Announcements below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.
- Emergency Order 2-RCL-7-03-20 and 2-RCL-7-04-20 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 in 2020.
- Coho salmon fishing has been fair at times, and effort remains low on the Anchor River, Deep Creek, and Ninilchik River. Try fishing early morning with salmon egg clusters suspended under a bobber. Spinners can work well too. Anchor River coho salmon counts are now on the Fish Counts website.
- Dolly fishing on the lower Kenai Peninsula roadside streams including the Anchor River has been poor to fair. Expect success to fluctuate with stream levels. Beads should work best, but it is worth trying different tackle including small spinners and spoons, and flies.
- Halibut fishing has been consistently good in offshore locations and there was plenty of good-sized fish caught over last week. If you don’t have a boat, there’s lots of charters available in Homer, Anchor Point, and Ninilchik.
- King salmon trolling has picked up again in locations near the mouth of Kachemak Bay. Fishing with herring behind a flasher is always a good bet, but fishing with spoons often works very well for fall trolling out of Homer.
- Trolling for coho salmon remains slow in Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. The best coho salmon fishing has been at the mouth of Cook Inlet near Point Adam and along the Chugach Islands.
- Coho salmon run in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon should be wrapping up but there may be a few late arrivers showing up.
Don’t forget to bring your 2020 sport fishing license and king salmon stamp! Help maximize social distancing and purchase your 2020 sport fishing license and king stamp through the ADF&G online store and print it off from the comfort of your own home. Also, make sure to review Emergency Orders and the 2020 Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the area you are fishing before you head out.
For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Homer office at (907) 235-8191.