The Fishing Report: August 22, 2019

Published: Aug. 22, 2019 at 9:08 PM AKDT
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Fishing Report: August 22, 2019
Mat-Su Valley:

• Please stay aware of fire dangers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, as conditions are changing. When in doubt, please err on the side of safety.

• Deshka River and the Little Susitna are closed to coho fishing, effective through September 30th.

• Eklutna Tailrace continues to fish well in cooler mornings and evenings.

• Stocked lakes you could try your hand at this weekend include Victor Lake, Meirs Lake, Lober Lake, Klaire Lake, and Memory Lake.


• Coho have been improving in Ship Creek. Drifting roe and casting spinners have both been successful.

• For trout, small spinner and bead-headed nymphs are doing well in Chester and Campbell creeks.

• The lower portion of Bird Creek is continuing to do well with coho, but a dedication of time is being required to hit limits.

• Some stocked lakes to consider are Taku Campbell Lake, Lake Otis, Jewel Lake, Green Lake, Gwen Lake, and Fish Lake Elmendorf.


• Upper Kenai access points are closed due to the Swan Lake Fire. This includes Sportsman’s Landing, Russian River Ferry service, Russian River Campground, and adjacent recreational trails.

• In the upstream sections of Anchor and Ninilchik rivers you can find Dolly Varden. In the lower portions coho are doing fair. Stay aware of fire danger and road access changes.

• Outer sections of Kachemak Bay and Prince William Sound are seeing consistent halibut being caught.

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