Area Sport Fishing Reports
Kodiak/Alaska Peninsula

Archived Sport Fishing Report

September 03, 2019

Week of September 2 - September 8

Freshwater Fishing

  • Coho salmon are slowly showing up to many local rivers. Temperatures have cooled with the small amount of rain last weekend, but water levels remain low.
  • Coho salmon 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. Cohos have been seen in small numbers pushing into various streams on the road system and anglers are reporting some success, but fishing is still slow.
  • There are still some bright pinks around too. Lower portions of most road system rivers are plugged with pinks for some really hot fishing.

Saltwater Fishing

  • 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.
  • Stocked cohos are starting to return to local streams and are being caught off Pillar Creek
  • 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.

Local Lakes

  • The small amount of rain this weekend cooled things down a bit but didn’t do much for water levels. More rain in the forecast should improve fishing in local lakes. Look for shaded lakes like Abercrombie and Island lakes for good rainbow fishing in the next week.

Emergency Orders

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.


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