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July 17 fishing report

By Tony Weaver 7:48 PM July 17, 2014


  • Ship Creek is open for everything but kings.
  • Silvers are starting.
  • Lakes are good.
  • Streams are OK.


  • Parks Highway streams are good for trout.
  • Salmon fishing in Parks Highway streams is still fair.
  • Lake fishing for Pike is good.
  • Lake fishing for trout is good.


  • Halibut fishing is good out near Montague Island, weather permitting.
  • Salmon are starting to show at Pony Cove and Cheval Island.
  • King Salmon fishing is fair inside Resurrection Bay.


  • Early run coho salmon and late king salmon are beginning to arrive at the Nick Dudiak Lagoon.
  • Halibut fishing is good.
  • Sockeye salmon mixed with pink salmon are arriving into Tutka Bay Lagoon.
  • Barren, Chugach and Elizabeth Islands are good for lingcod and rockfish.


  • Halibut fishing is good near Montague Island and entrances to Prince William Sound.
  • Rockfishing is good.
  • Eshamy Creek remains slow for sockeye.

Kenai Peninsula

  • Kenai River is slow for rainbows and dollies, with the second run of reds starting.
  • Russian River is fair for rainbows and ok for reds.
  • King salmon fishing is limited to baitless, barbless, single-hook artificial lures between the mouth of the Kenai River and a regulatory marker 300 yard downstream of Slikok Creek from July 19-31.

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