Alaska Fishing Report for Aug. 6, 2015
Correction: The video and original online story said the Little Su catch limit was 6 coho – the current limit is 3 coho, according to ADF&G. Please check regulations before heading out to fish.
Ship Creek has continued to be good for silver fishing during the tidal transitional times.
Pink, chum and an occasional silver salmon are also arriving in other Turnagain Arm streams.
Silvers have been reported up twenty-mile drainages, although fishing has been slow.
Lake fishing is still good. Try fishing early mornings and evenings for best results.
Silvers are being caught around Caines Head and Pony Cove.
A few silvers are being caught from shore in Seward.
Halibut and silver fishing has been good east of Cape Resurrection.
Halibut fishing has improved and some larger fish are being caught.
Early-run coho salmon are still arriving at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit and fishing is good. Try salmon eggs, herring and blue Vibrax spinners; also try fishing around the incoming tide as new fish arrive.
North of Bluff Point anglers are reporting king salmon fishing has slowed but is picking up for catches of coho and pink salmon.
Fishing for pinks and chums on the Parks Highway streams remains good with some limits of coho being taken. Coho are now being taken in the Talkeetna area.
Fishing at the Eklutna Tailrace is fair to good.
Little Su coho fishing is above average. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Emergency Order issued Wednesday limits now *three fish a day. Always make sure to check regulations because they can change at any time. Use caution when boating on the Little Su, as waters are low, especially upstream of the Little Susitna Public Use Facility.
Coho fishing has been fair at the Deshka River.
Coho fishing should be good in Wasilla Creek/Rabbit Slough, Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek this weekend.
Sockeye salmon are moving into the Kenai River and fishing should be fair to good for the remainder of the season.
Russian River sockeye salmon fishing is fair but will improve as more late-run sockeye salmon migrate to this area.
Trout fishing has been fair to good but will improve as the season progresses.
Area lakes are fishing well. Try alpine lakes Carter and Crescent for change of pace.
Halibut fishing in the sound is picking up with the nicer weather, allowing folks to get further out. The ocean entrances are always great places to catch halibut. Latouche Island and the southern and northern ends of Montague are known hotspots.
Silvers showed up early and strong this year, being caught in good numbers mooching and trolling throughout the sound.
Whittier Harbor is seeing a good number of silvers returning – no snagging in harbor is in effect.
Shrimping continues to be productive near Whittier but it’s generally better the farther you get away from ports.