Area Sport Fishing Reports
North Gulf Coast \ Resurrection Bay
Archived Sport Fishing Report
June 06, 2019
Week of June 5 - June 11
General Area Description: Saltwaters 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.
- 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 salmon fishing keeps getting better! Shore fisherman fishing earlier in the day are having better luck but don’t hesitate to give it a try throughout the day. Fish are continuing to move in.
- If you are out fishing by boat, try trolling with a small to medium sized herring and an oversized flasher.
- Sockeye salmon are in Resurrection Bay. Fishing has been good for anglers and the number of fish being caught continues to improve as fish are headed towards Bear Creek. Peak for this run is over the next couple of weeks so it’s a good time to get out there.
- Lingcod fishing will open on July 1 in the North Gulf Coast; however, lingcod fishing is always closed in Resurrection Bay.
- Halibut fishing continues to be good, especially when the weather is good!
- The Seward Halibut Tournament started this week! It runs from June 1 - June 30. Fish over 100lbs have been brought in! Don’t forget to pick up a ticket!
- Halibut are federally managed by NOAA. Please check Federal Regulations under NOAA’s Fisheries Sport Halibut Fishing in Alaska webpage.
- 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!
Other Saltwater Fishing
- Dolly Varden fishing around Lowell Point has slowed down but fish are still getting picked up.
- Hooligan dipnetting is open in the freshwater through June 15 but now closed in the saltwater. There are still fish being caught so if you need to get some hooligan, get out there before it’s too late.
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.
- There are no freshwater drainages in Resurrection Bay open to salmon fishing at this time of the year.
- Headed into Seward? Stop by and give Troop or Grouse lakes a try for some Dolly Varden or rainbow trout. Grouse Lake is right off the road and Troop Lake is a nice hike.
- There are currently no Emergency Orders for the North Gulf Coast Management Area.
For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Anchorage Sport Fish Info Desk at (907) 267-2218.