Area Sport Fishing Reports
North Gulf Coast \ Resurrection Bay

Archived Sport Fishing Report

May 09, 2019

North Gulf Coast Management Area

Week of May 8 - May 14

General Area Description: Salt waters within 200 miles of shore from the longitude of Gore Point to the longitude of Cape Fairfield. All fresh waters between Gore Point and Cape Fairfield.

Emergency Orders

  • There are currently no Emergency Orders for the North Gulf Coast Management Area.

Saltwater Fishing

  • Salmon
    • The king salmon limit in Resurrection Bay is currently two per day, any size. There is no annual or seasonal king salmon limit in effect, and there is no king salmon harvest reporting requirement but a king salmon stamp is required.
    • King fishing was reported to be slow. It’s still a little early for king salmon returning to the Seward Lagoon.
    • Sockeye salmon should start to show up in Resurrection Bay any day now.
  • Halibut/Lingcod/Rockfish
    • Lingcod fishing will open on July 1.
    • Halibut fishing has been reported as fair to good. Weather was less than desirable over the last week for those trying to get out further.
    • Rockfish limits year-round are 4 fish per day, 8 in possession of which only 1 per day and 2 in possession can be a nonpelagic rockfish. Stop by the ADF&G office in Anchorage for a handy ID sheet!
    • Effective January 2020, the use of a deepwater release mechanism will be required to be onboard all vessels sportfishing statewide and they must be used to release rockfish at depth of capture or 100 feet, whichever is shallower.
      • Never heard of deepwater release?? Check out our webpage for more info!

Freshwater Fishing

  • Rainbow Trout/Dolly Varden
    • Try creek mouths for Dolly Varden this time of the year. Casting small spinners and spoons off the beach can provide some good action.
    • If you are fly fishing, fry and smolt patterns are good to use in Seward area streams this time of the year.
  • Salmon
    • There are no freshwater drainages in Resurrection Bay open to salmon fishing at this time of the year.

For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Anchorage Sport Fish Info Desk at (907) 267-2218.

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