The Fishing Report: August 1, 2019

Published: Aug. 1, 2019 at 8:13 PM AKDT
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Mat-Su Valley:
  • The Youth-Only Fishery at Fish Creek will be open this weekend August 3rd-4th, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Only 15 years and younger may fish, for all species except kings.
  • The Little Susitna River is seeing some good results for Coho and chum, but use caution when boating in the low water.
  • You can check out the weekend-only fisheries at Wasilla and Cottonwood creeks again between 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cottonwood is expecting a good catch of coho and sockeye.

  • Bird Creek is highly tide-influenced and it is recommended to try drifting row under a float when tide is not at peak high or low. Coho are expected to pick up and pinks are currently being caught.
  • Pinks and coho salmon are also in Ship Creek right now. Try drifting roe or casting spinners for best results.
  • We should be seeing more catches out of Campbell Creek with the recent rain. Portions of the Campbell Creek are open to coho fishing.

  • The Homer Spit is have reports of large halibut in the inner bay, but the most consistent halibut fishing is still Kachemak Bay and farther out.
  • Large groups of jellyfish are causing issues for salmon fishing in the Resurrection Bay. Sockeye are pretty much finished, and there is not much report of cohos there yet, but kings are still being caught.
  • The Kasilof River is seeing slow fishing with kings, but sockeye is fair.
  • The Lower Kenai River is also seeing excellent results for sockeye.

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