Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
August 06, 2019
Week of August 5 – August 11
- Saltery and Pasagshak are still getting some sockeye salmon, though its fairly slow still. Sounds like fishing can be good at times but the water is very low and warm at both locations.
- Enough fish have been counted at Saltery to restore the bag limit to 5 per day, though there are lots of pinks in the river and fishing may be slow in places.
- Road system king salmon runs at this point are pretty much over at this point, though there still could be some jacks in the American, Olds, or Salonie. Most fish will be very close to their spawning phase by now.
- Pink salmon are in at a lot of road system drainages. Notably, Monashka, Pillar, Buskin, Sargent, and Russian have lots of pink salmon and many bright ones are still there for the catching. Bright pinks will become harder to find in the next 10 days.
- Coho salmon are just now showing up to local drainages on the road system. Few reports of cohos have come in from local rivers, but they are being counted in small numbers at the Buskin and typically start to show up by the first week of August. The Buskin, Olds, and Pillar Creek are a good bet for the first cohos of the year.
- King salmon have been caught on and off between Woody and Long islands, Buoy 4, and Kalsin Bay, with the most consistent fishing at Ugak Island. Pink salmon are still an issue for finding kings by most reports.
- Coho salmon are around in most local saltwaters, but the only real hot spots reported have been between Woody and Long islands and in Ugak Bay. They are being caught near Buoy 3 and 4 and the north end of Long Island with some regularity but most anglers say they have had to sift through a lot of pinks to get them.
- Halibut fishing has been steady by most reports. The usual spots include Buoy 4, Outer Humpback, Triple Lumps, and Williams Reef.
- With the warm weather, fishing some of the deeper stocked lakes or those at higher elevations are probably a good bet for rainbow fishing. Heitman Lake would be a nice hike and should offer good fishing right now.
Please review the Emergency Orders and News Releases below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.
- NEW! Emergency Order 2-RS-4-45-19 restores the bag limit for sockeye salmon in the Saltery River to 5 per day.
- Emergency Order 2-RS-4-26-19 increases the bag limit for sockeye salmon in the Buskin River to 5 per day.
For additional information, please contact the Kodiak Area Office at (907) 486-1880.