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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Bristol Bay

August 3, 2021

* Just a reminder to all our anglers, please do your part to help slow the spread of Covid-19 by practicing social distancing while sport and personal use fishing, and wearing a face-covering when social distancing is not possible, and if you are needing fishing supplies from your local store.

Freshwater Fishing

  • Fishing for Arctic char is reported to be fair to good at river mouths emptying into most Bristol Bay lakes.
  • Fishing for rainbow trout and Arctic grayling is reported to be fair to good. Salmon have just begun spawning, so egg imitations will begin to be more effective.
  • Fishing for northern pike is reported to be fair to good with fishing concentrated around weeded bays and sloughs.
  • Fishing for coho salmon in Bristol Bay is slow however fish should begin to arrive in greater numbers soon.

Saltwater Fishing

  • Halibut fishing near Protection Point is reported to be slow.

Emergency Orders

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

  • Emergency Order 2-RS-5-40-21 increased the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in all waters of the Naknek River drainage through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. The bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish.
  • Emergency Order 2-RS-5-37-211 increased the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in all waters of the Alagnak River drainage through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. The bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king, coho, and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish.
  • Emergency Order 2-RS-5-36-21 increased the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in all waters of the Wood River drainage, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. The bag and possession limit for other salmon except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish.
  • Emergency Order 2-RS-5-32-21 increased the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in all waters of the Nushagak-Mulchatna River drainage, excluding the Wood River drainage, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. The bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish.

Don’t forget to purchase your 2021 sport fishing license and king stamp! Help maximize social distancing and purchase your 2021 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 2021 Southwest Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the area you are fishing in before you head out.

For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Bristol Bay Area Office at (907) 842-2427.

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