Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
June 03, 2019
Week of June 3 – June 9
- Sockeye salmon are off to a slow start in the Buskin and Litnik. Both runs have seen just a handful of fish so far and few reports of good fishing though fish are being harvested daily. Weir counts are well behind the 10-year average, but the runs are at about 10% of historical run timing and may still pick up.
- Dolly Varden are still being caught in Buskin Lake and fishing has been good, but most fish are small. Dollies can also be caught off most local beaches right now with spinners such as Kastmaster’s or streamer flies.
- With the nice weather this last weekend there were lots of king salmon caught and fishing has been great by most accounts in areas near town. There have been continued reports of fish being caught at Buoy 4, between Woody and Long islands, and in most local areas near town. Trolling with spoons, hoochies, or herring have been the most common tackle.
- Halibut fishing has been steadily decent by most accounts. Some fish have been caught between Woody and Long islands and in more offshore locations such as Triple Lumps and Williams Reef. Jigging has been effective for many anglers, as well as, using herring for bait.
- Heitman lake is a good bet for rainbow trout fishing right now. As the weather warms up it makes for a fun hike up to the lake and good fishing as the water temperatures also warm. Rainbows can easily be caught on small spinners, as well as, fly fishing tackle, though you may need a float tube or boat to fish this lake with a fly rod.
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.