Area Sport Fishing Reports

Archived Sport Fishing Report

June 07, 2021

* Just a reminder to all our anglers, please do your part to help slow the spread of Covid-19 by practicing social distancing while sport and personal use fishing, and wearing a face-covering when social distancing is not possible, and if you are needing fishing supplies from your local store.

Freshwater Fishing

  • Many sockeye salmon runs are still pretty slow right now, with just a few fish counted at the Buskin weir. Most anglers are reporting slow fishing throughout the river. Litnik has been getting a few more fish through the weir and there is a good buildup of fish in the lagoon. Over the weekend, this was a better spot for sockeye fishing.

Saltwater Fishing

  • King fishing is still slow in many of the normal spring spots, but the Buoy 4 area seems to be producing steadily. There have been a few fish caught between Woody and Long islands too. Most reports indicate fish no larger than 20lbs. right now, with few reports of the larger fish that are usually common in the spring.
  • Halibut fishing has been picking up with many of the spots close to town producing. Reports of halibut ranging from 20-70lbs. have come from Buoys 3 and 4, Whale Pass, between Woody and Long islands, and Kalsin Reef.
  • Pacific Cod is prevalent still, with folks reporting catching cod nearly everywhere. The more offshore spots seem to be producing larger fish.
  • Many anglers are reporting catching a lot of lingcod this season already, remember that lingcod season opens on July 1!
  • Dolly Varden is also still being caught in salt waters from local beaches. Mission Beach has been great fishing from the sounds of it.

Local Lakes

  • Lakes are warming up finally and rainbow fishing has been great from the sounds of it. Bull and Twin lakes have been top producers in the last week.

Emergency Orders

  • Please review the Emergency Orders and Advisory Announcements below in their entirety before heading out on your next fishing trip.
    • Emergency Order 2-KS-4-13-21 closed the Karluk River drainage including the lagoon and its outlet stream to king salmon fishing through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021.
    • Emergency Order 2-KS-4-12-21 closed the Ayakulik River drainage to king salmon fishing through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021.
    • Emergency Order 2-RF-4-11-21 reduced the nonresident rockfish bag and possession limits on the eastside of Afognak and Kodiak islands from Big Fort Island near Shuyak Island to Dangerous Cape on Kodiak Island through 11:59 pm. Friday, December 31, 2021.

Don’t forget to purchase your 2021 sport fishing license and king stamp! Help maximize social distancing and purchase your 2021 sport fishing license and king stamp through the ADF&G online store and print it off from the comfort of your own home. Also, make sure to review Emergency Orders and the 2021 Southwest Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the area you are fishing in before you head out.

For additional information, please contact the ADF&G Kodiak Area Office


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