Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
June 10, 2019
Week of June 10 - June 16
- A few more sockeye salmon have shown up at both Buskin and Litnik over the weekend. Counts at the weirs are still lower than expected but are picking up. Fishing at both locations has been improving in the last couple of days.
- No reports of king salmon at the American and Olds rivers, or Salonie Creek have come in yet, though there should be a few showing up in the next week. Fishing for stocked kings typically picks up towards the end of June in the rivers but fishing can be good in the intertidal zones or beaches near these rivers beginning in mid-June.
- Now is a great time to fish local beaches for Dolly Varden. This can be especially fun for kids! Check out Mission Beach, near the boat harbors, Kalsin Beach and the beaches in Chiniak for good dolly fishing.
- From the sound of it, king salmon fishing has been excellent, with kings caught in most of the usual spots: Buoy 4, Kalsin Bay, Outer Humpback Rock, and Ugak Island. Trolling with spoons, hoochies, or herring have been the most common tackle.
- Halibut fishing has been steadily good by most accounts, with lots of reports of large fish over 80lbs. Again, the usual spots have been productive: Williams Reef, Buoys 3 and 4, between Woody and Long islands, and Triple Lumps. Jigging has been effective for many anglers as well as using herring for bait.
- Twin Lakes at the end of the road is a great spot to target stocked rainbows. It’s a fantastic drive on a nice day in June and usually provides great fishing, with good access for small children. Rainbows can easily be caught on small spinners as well as fly fishing tackle, some anglers even use bait with a bobber and report good catches.
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.