Alaska Fishing Report for July 9, 2015
Ship Creek is the only stream in the Anchorage area currently open to king salmon fishing, fishing is slow but a few nice few are still entering the creek.
Campbell Creek and Chester Creek have both been recently stocked with rainbows.
The Anchorage-area lakes have been stocked and fishing has been really good. The William Jack Hernandez Hatchery just completed the second round of stocking to Anchorage Area lakes.
Bird Creek (entire drainage) is closed to fishing Jan. 1 – July 13. One more week to go!
Lingcod fishing opened up on July 1 in the North Gulf Coast… but not in Resurrection Bay.
The Seward Lagoon “youth-only” king fishing opener happens this coming weekend (July 10-12). See page 79 of the southcentral regulation book for details.
The highest concentration of kings is near the Seward Lagoon outlet stream. Searching for bait balls and trolling out further has produced some nice fish.
Fishermen are reporting good catches of silver salmon at Pony Cove.
China Poot personal use dipnet fishery is open July 1-Aug. 7 upstream of the ADF&G markers. Personal use caught sockeye salmon must have both tips of the tail fin removed.
Halibut fishing is improving as more fish move from deep, overwintering waters back into the shallower summer feeding areas.
Fishing for king salmon is improving north of Bluff Point to the Ninilchik River area.
Early-run coho salmon are beginning to arrive at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit.
The king season ends this Monday, July 13, except at the Eklutna Tailrace.
Fishing success this past weekend on the Little Susitna was good although water conditions are low.
Early sockeye may start arriving at Jim Creek and Cottonwood Creek. Remember, Cottonwood Creek is only open 6 a.m. t0 6 p.m. Saturday and Sundays from its mouth upstream a distance of one mile.
Stream fishing has been good for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic grayling from Willow up to and including the Talkeetna River.
Lake fishing continues to be excellent this summer with over 80 Matsu lakes stocked.
Russian River sockeye salmon fishing is remains good to excellent.
Anglers fishing for rainbow trout were having success throughout the Kenai River drainage area.
Fishing conditions at area lakes will remain good. As water temperature continue to get warmer, anglers fishing early morning hours and late evening hours have the best success.
King salmon fishing has been somewhat productive in and around the port of Whittier. Remember, NO SNAGGING in the Whittier small boat harbor.
Sockeye fishing out in Main Bay and the rest of the sound is just getting started and should get better and better.
Late run Sockeye like Eshamy/Gunboat/Shotgun Creeks should be showing up at the mouths of creeks sometime in the next week or two in better numbers… they are trickling in for no.
Halibut fishing in the sound is picking up with the nicer weather allowing folks to get further out.