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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Bristol Bay

July 27, 2017

Week of July 26 to August 2

Emergency Orders and Regulation Reminders

  • The bag and possession limit for king salmon 20 inches or greater in length in the Nushagak-Mulchatna River drainage are reduced from two per day, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches in length, to one per day, 20 inches or greater in length. In addition, the annual limit of king salmon 20 inches or greater in length from the Nushagak-Mulchatna drainage is reduced from four to two fish. The bag and possession limit for king salmon less than 20 inches remains at five fish, no annual limit. These restrictions are effective beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017.

Up to two king salmon recorded before Friday, June 23, 2017, on the harvest portion of an Alaska sport fishing license or harvest record card do not count against the two king salmon 20 inches or greater in length that may be harvested on or after June 23.

  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game increased the bag limit for sockeye salmon from five to ten per day, ten in possession in all waters of the Nushagak-Mulchatna River drainage, excluding the Wood River drainage, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2017. The bag limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game increased the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon from five per day to ten per day in all waters of the Wood River drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017. The limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game increased the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon from five per day to ten per day in all waters of the Alagnak River drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2017. The limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession, of which only three fish may be coho salmon. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.

Freshwaters

King Salmon

  • Naknek and Alagnak Drainages
    • Sport fishing is currently reported as good in the Naknek and Alagnak rivers and should remain good throughout this week.
  • Nushagak Drainage
    • The bag and possession limit for king salmon 20 inches or greater in length in the Nushagak-Mulchatna River drainage are reduced from two per day, only one of which may be greater than 28 inches in length, to one per day, 20 inches or greater in length. In addition, the annual limit of king salmon 20 inches or greater in length from the Nushagak-Mulchatna drainage is reduced from four to two fish. The bag and possession limit for king salmon less than 20 inches remains at five fish, no annual limit. These restrictions are effective beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017.
    • Sport fishing effort is greatly reduced and is currently reported as below average.
    • The sonar near Portage Creek is no longer operational and the last day of counting was July 20, 2017. A total of 56,961 king salmon were counted by the sonar through July 20. The cumulative count finished up lower than desired levels. Management will be in accordance with the Nushagak/Mulchatna King Salmon Management Plan. Anglers are advised to call the area office in Dillingham at (907) 842-2427 for the latest developments in this fishery.
  • Togiak River and Nearby Drainages
    • Sport fishing is currently reported as good and should remain good throughout this week.

Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling

  • Naknek and Alagnak Drainages
    • Fishing is reported as fair to good this week.
  • Togiak River and Nearby Drainages
    • Fishing should be fair to good this week.
  • Wood River Lakes System
    • Fishing is fair to good in and at the outlets of larger tributaries of the lakes.

Northern Pike

  • Naknek and Alagnak Drainages
    • Fishing is reported as fair to good.
  • Wood River Lake System
    • Fishing is very good along lake and slough shores and in shallow weedy bays.

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