Area Sport Fishing Reports
Archived Sport Fishing Report
August 26, 2019
Week of August 26 - September 1
- Coho salmon are slowly showing up in many local rivers, with the warm, dry conditions making fishing slow in most places.
- Cohos are most likely to be found off local beaches and in estuary areas right now, and cloudy, cooler days will definitely be better for fishing. Few reports have come in, but cohos have been caught at Buskin, Pasagshak, Litnik, Pillar, and Monashka so far. However, the number of pinks waiting to go up the dry creeks is definitely slowing fishing down.
- There are still some bright pinks around too. Buskin and Russian still have fresh pinks coming in but it is anybody’s guess how long this will last. Most fish in local rivers are very dark or actively spawning right now.
- Chiniak and Kalsin still seem to be the best spots right now for saltwater kings, but Ugak Island should still be good too. They are occasionally being caught near Buoy 4 and between Woody and Long islands.
- Saltwater coho fishing has been good at Chiniak and Ugak still but can be spotty as well. The most consistent places have been Chiniak and near Afognak Island with a handful of fish being caught near Buoy 4 and between Woody and Long islands.
- Halibut fishing is still good and should be through September, the usual spots are Kodiak Rocks, Chiniak, Triple Lumps, and Buoy 4.
- Lingcod fishing has been really good with Chiniak and Triple Lumps being some of the hot spots.
- A little bit of rain is in the forecast and it will hopefully cool down our stocked lakes. Look for shaded lakes like Abercrombie and Island lakes for good rainbow fishing in the next week.
Please review the Emergency Orders and News Releases below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.
- Emergency Order 2-RS-4-45-19 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.