(Released: July 31, 2017)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Tyler Polum, Kodiak Sport Fish Management Biologist
(907) 486-1880

Stocked Coho Salmon Returning to Kodiak Road Zone, New Regulation Reminder 2017

(Kodiak) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is anticipating large returns of stocked coho salmon to Monashka Creek, Pillar Creek, Mill Bay, and Mission Beach.

Last year coho salmon smolts were released into Monashka Creek, Pillar Creek, Island Lake, and Mission Lake. ADF&G expects to see large returns of coho salmon to Monashka Creek, Pillar Creek, Mill Bay, and Mission Beach in August and September; and the returns should produce great fishing this summer. Coho salmon returns typically peak in mid-September, but may occur through early October, in most years in the road system streams.

Anglers are reminded of the new road-zone coho bag limits. Coho salmon bag limits in the Kodiak Road Zone are two per day from January 1 through September 15, and one per day from September 16 through December 31. However, stocked returns to Monashka Bay drainages and the saltwaters of Monashka Bay, Mill Bay, and Mission Beach are exempt from seasonal bag limit changes and the bag limit for coho salmon is two per day year round. Review the 2017 Southwest Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for detailed information.

For additional information, please contact the Kodiak Sport Fish Area Office at (907) 486-1880.