Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
July 30, 2019
Week of July 29 - August 4
- Saltery Cove had a small push of fish last weekend, but counts have slowed. Water in most rivers continues to drop and likely is impeding fish passage. This run generally continues through August so its likely fish will continue to move upriver for the next several weeks.
- Pasagshak is still seeing some sockeyes with each tide, fishing can be good for sockeyes through mid-August but this is also where anglers generally see the first cohos. It’s likely some cohos will be showing up any day.
- Road system king runs at this point are effectively over. Very few fish showed up in each of the rivers and ADF&G is daily collecting what few fish there are for the egg take that produces these fish.
- Pinks are showing up in most local rivers now, with the best fishing in the intertidal zones. There are lots of bright fish around and fishing should be good through most of August. The best spots right now are Russian, Buskin and the creeks in Chiniak.
- King salmon fishing has been spotty in the last week. Fish have been caught at Buoy 4, between Woody and Long and Ugak islands, though no reports have come in of any hot spots in particular.
- Cohos are around in most local saltwaters but no reports of really hot fishing have come in. The best spots seem to be between Woody and Long, and Ugak islands, Buoy 3, and Buoy 4. Most anglers report sifting through lots of pinks and pollock to find them.
- Halibut fishing has been steady by most reports. The usual spots include Buoy 4, Outer Humpback, Triple Lumps, and Williams Reef.
- Now is a great time to take your float tube or kick boat to one of our local stocked lakes to fish some of the deeper waters during this warm weather. Aurel, Cicely, and Caroline lakes in Bells Flats are great lakes for this.
Please review the Emergency Orders and News Releases below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.
- Emergency Order 2-RS-4-38-19 decreased the bag limit for sockeye salmon in the Saltery River to two per day.
- Emergency Order 2-RS-4-26-19 increased the bag limit for sockeye salmon in the Buskin River to five per day.
For additional information, please contact the Kodiak Area Office at (907) 486-1880.