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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Bristol Bay

August 16, 2018

Regulation Reminders and Emergency Orders

Emergency Orders

  • Per Emergency Order No. 2-RS-5-43-18, effective July 19, 2018, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon was increased to ten fish in all waters of the Naknek River drainage. The limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession.
  • Per Emergency Order No. 2-RS-5-42-18, effective July 19, 2018, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon was increased to ten fish in all waters of the Alagnak River drainage. The limit for other salmon, except king, coho, and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession.
  • Per Emergency Order No. 2-RS-5-39-18, effective July 17, 2018, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon to ten fish in all waters of the Nushagak-Mulchatna River drainage, excluding the Wood River drainage. The limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession.
  • Per Emergency Order No. 2-RS-5-38-18, effective July 14, 2018, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Kvichak River/Lake Iliamna drainage was restore from two fish to five fish. In addition, the four areas previously closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon are reopened.
  • Per Emergency Order No. 2-RS-5-28-18, effective July 4, 2018, the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon was increased to ten fish in all waters of the Wood River drainage.

Regulation Reminders

  • Sport fishing for king salmon is now closed throughout Bristol Bay.

Freshwater Fishing

Coho Salmon

  • In the Naknek River drainage coho salmon have arrived and fishing is reported as fair to good.
  • In the Alagnak River drainage coho salmon are being caught but fishing is reported as difficult due to high water.
  • In the Nushagak River drainage water levels are high and fishing remains fair to good.
  • In the Togiak River and nearby drainages fishing is reported as very good.

Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling

  • In the Naknek River drainage fishing for rainbow trout is reported as fair this week.
  • In the Togiak River and nearby drainages fishing is reported as fair to good.
  • In the Wood River Lakes system fishing is reported as good to excellent for rainbows, Dollies, and Arctic char.

Northern Pike

  • In the Naknek and Alagnak drainages fishing is reported as fair to good.
  • In the Wood River Lake system fish continue to be caught in shallow weedy bays.

Saltwater Fishing

Halibut

  • In the Nushagak Bay area fishing should be fair off the coast of Protection Point.
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