Alaska Fishing Report for June 25, 2015
Campbell Creek, Chester Creek and portions of Ship Creek are now open to trout fishing.
A portion of Campbell Creek, on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., will be open only to kids age 15 and younger to fish for king salmon.
The Anchorage-area lakes have been stocked and fishing has been good.
Ship Creek king salmon fishing has been good.
Anglers are reporting a few kings being caught from the shore in Seward. The highest concentration of kings is near the Seward Lagoon outlet stream.
This is the last week of the Seward Halibut Derby with some real nice fish being entered. A couple of halibut over 200 lbs. and the heavy weight is at 291 lbs. Halibut fishing is good in the North Gulf Coast, and catches have picked up with the nice weather.
Lingcod fishing remains closed until July 1.
Halibut fishing is improving with some large-size fish being caught.
While trolling for king salmon, anglers are reporting catches of pink, chum, sockeye and a few coho salmon.
King salmon fishing remains good in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit.
King salmon are beginning to show up at the head of Halibut Cove Lagoon.
The next series of clamming tides run June 30 through July 7.
All evacuation and road closures have been lifted for the Sockeye Fire. Both Deshka Landing and Susitna Landing are open, as well as local campgrounds. King fishing at the Eklutna Tailrace has been good over the past several days and is expected to be good this weekend.
Deshka River fishing has slowed; fishing is fair to good. Bait and multiple hooks are allowed.
Fishing on the Little Susitna has been fair, harvest is allowed 7 days per week.
Lake Creek and some of the other Yentna River tributaries are producing some king salmon.
King fishing has been good at the mouths of the parks highway streams. Remember that Parks Highway streams are catch-and-release only for king salmon this weekend June 27-July 2.
If you would like a nice quiet fishery all to yourself, ADF&G stocks over 80 lakes.
Attention Anglers: Due to the Card Street Fire on the Kenai Peninsula, Skilak Loop Road has been closed by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. All campgrounds on Skilak Loop Road have been closed by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This road closure also affects access to the Upper and Lower Skilak Lake boat launches. See details on ADF&G website.
Russian River Sanctuary area will be open to sockeye salmon sport fishing beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 23rd. Read regulations for details.
Anglers fishing for rainbow trout were having success throughout the Kenai River drainage area.
Fishing conditions at area lakes will remain good.
Fishing conditions at area lakes is good.
Halibut fishing in the sound is picking up with the nicer weather allowing folks to get farther out. The ocean entrances are always great places to catch halibut. Latouche and southern and northern ends of Montague are good bets.
Kings are still being caught trolling and silvers are showing up early this year, being caught trolling throughout the sound.
Sockeye fishing out in Main Bay and the rest of the sound is just getting started and should get better and better. See ADF&G regulations for details.
Shrimping continues to be productive near Whittier, but it’s generally better the farther you get away from ports. Start moving those pots out a little deeper as the summer moves on.