Area Sport Fishing Reports
August 12, 2019
Week of August 12 - August 18
- Saltery and Pasagshak are still getting some sockeye salmon, though both locations are getting some cohos now too. Most anglers are reporting that the incoming tides and near the mouth of both rivers is the best fishing right now. Water levels are still very low and warm.
- Cohos are showing up in a lot of places around the island. In addition to a few being caught at Saltery and Pasagshak, anglers are seeing some in Monashka Bay, the Olds and Buskin rivers, and many of the drainages on Afognak Island.
- Pinks are still coming into most local drainages too. There are still bright pinks being caught at the Buskin, Chiniak area creeks, and Russian and Sargent creeks. Bright pinks usually get harder to find by the second week of August but last year were still coming in through early September.
- King salmon are still being caught in Kalsin Bay and in the Chiniak area. Fishing has been spotty in other usual spots such as Buoy 4. A few fish are being caught between Woody and Long Island and near the old dock on Woody Island.
- Coho salmon are around in most local saltwaters and the most recent hot spot has been Chiniak, but cohos should be congregating in Monashka Bay right now as well. They are being caught at times between Woody and Long islands and at Ugak Island.
- Halibut fishing is still plodding along with fish caught in most of the usual spots of Kodiak Rocks, Chiniak, Triple Lumps, and Buoy 4.
- Local stocked lakes are exceptionally warm right now so if you are aiming for rainbow trout, look for deeper lakes or shade for the best fishing!
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.