Area Sport Fishing Reports
Kodiak/Alaska Peninsula

Archived Sport Fishing Report

May 15, 2019

Kodiak Management Area

Week of May 14 - May 20

Freshwater Fishing

  • Dolly Varden are in the Buskin River and can be caught off of most local beaches by now or in the next couple days. Buskin Lake will have decent dolly fishing for another week or so. Small vibrax or mepps spinners are a good bet to catch dollies in the freshwater and kastmasters are great for saltwater fishing for dollies.
  • A handful of sockeye salmon have been seen in the Buskin River and one or two have been caught. The Buskin is not expected to have a large run of sockeyes this year so keep an eye out early in the season for Emergency Orders.

Saltwater Fishing

  • King salmon fishing has been excellent in the last week at Buoy 4 and between Woody and Long islands, as well as, other undisclosed locations. Trolling with spoons, hoochies, or herring have been the most common tackle. May can bring kings into areas very near shore occasionally such as Kalsin Bay and near Gibson Cove.
  • Halibut fishing has been picking up with a few halibut reported being caught near town. Several fish have been caught while trolling for kings but using jigs or bait at a depth of more than 150 feet is often more productive in the spring.

Local Lakes

  • Rainbow trout are becoming more active, though few reports of good fishing have come in recently. Typically, lakes at the lowest elevations are best this time of year, though with the warm spring, lakes in the Bell’s Flats area will likely be very productive.

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-KS-4-07-19 restricted king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik River to catch-and-release only and only one unbaited, single-hook artificial lures may be used.
  • Emergency Order 2-KS-4-08-19 closed king salmon fishing in the Karluk River drainage.

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


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