The Fishing Report: August 8, 2019
Published: Aug. 8, 2019 at 8:25 PM AKDT
- Effective August 9, Fish Creek, near Knik, is having its bag and possession limits for salmon increase for sport fishing, with the exception of kings. An emergency orderissued today allows for six salmon per day! Check ADF&G website for details. The coho and sockeye counts are strong there right now!
- Larson Creek drainage and the one-quarter mile radius of its confluence with the Talkeetna River is closing salmon fishing effective Saturday, August 10 at 6 a.m.
- Cohos are improving in the Yentna River around the mouths of Lake Creek, Fish Lakes Creek, Indian Creek, and Moose Creeks.
- On August 14 Department of Fish & Game will have a beginner’s seminar on how to target coho! Check their website to register.
- Both pinks and coho are being caught in Ship Creek right now. Drifting roe or casting spinners has been seeing good results.
- Coho have slowed down in Campbell Creek with the warm temperatures. There are fish in the lake, but Campbell Lake is closed to fishing.
- Coho are doing well in Bird Creek, and pinks are also being seen. Cooler morning and evenings have higher success.
- The Valdez Women’s Silver Salmon Derby starts August 10, with opening ceremonies August 9.
- Anchor River, Deep Creek, and Ninilchik River are seeing coho in their lower portions, but fishing is still inconsistent. Try spinners or floating eggs under a bobber.
- The eastern side of Prince William Sound is seeing large schools of black rockfish.
- Jellyfish are still effecting Resurrection Bay coho and pink fishing, but cohos are picking up, especially around Fox Island and Caines Head.
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