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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Northern Kenai

December 21, 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.

Local Lakes

  • There are plenty of local stocked lakes that provide a nice, quiet winter fishing opportunity in the Soldotna, Kenai, Kasilof, Cooper Landing, and Moose Pass areas.
  • Ice fishing for rainbow trout, Arctic char, Arctic grayling, and land locked salmon is good to excellent. Try fishing Johnson, Sport, Scout, Elephant (Spirit), Island or Swanson River Road lakes.
  • Johnson Lake was stocked with approximately 400 catchable sized rainbow trout (~21 inches in length) on December 18, 2020.
  • Visit the ADF&G Alaska Lakes Database or check out the Kenai Peninsula Stocked Lakes publication for directions, stocking information, bathymetric maps, catch, harvest and effort information.

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-NP-1-02-21 will replace Emergency Order 2-NP-1-02-20 at 12:01 a.m., Friday, January 1, 2021, and will prohibit the retention of any species of fish in East Mackey, West Mackey, Derks, Union, and Sevena lakes for the 2021 season.
  • Emergency Oder 2-DV-1-01-21 will replace Emergency Order 2-DV-1-01-20 at 12:01 a.m., Friday, January 1, 2021, and will prohibit the retention of Arctic char/Dolly Varden from Stormy Lake for the 2021 season.

As 2020 comes to end, don’t forget to purchase your 2021 sport fishing license! Help maximize social distancing and purchase your 2021 sport fishing license 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 Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the area you are fishing before you head out.

This is the latest fishing report for the 2020 fishing season. This fishing report will be updated when additional information is available. For current seasonal information, please contact the ADF&G Soldotna office at (907) 262-9368.


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