The Fishing Report: September 5, 2019

Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 5:37 PM AKDT
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Mat-Su Valley:

• Please be aware of changing fire activity in the Mat-Su.

All fishing access sites within the evacuation area, Mile Posts 82-99, are closed.

• Deshka and the Little Susitna River are still closed to coho fishing due to emergency orders, through September 30.

• Matanuska, Bradley, Finger, and Long Lake have all been recently stocked with char. For rainbows try Wishbone and Goober Lakes.


• In Ship Creek coho are slowing, but not yet gone. Pinks are mostly moving upstream.

• September 11 the William Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery is having a free Fall Trout Fishing 101. Register

• Coho in Bird Creek continue to do well, but are greatly tide influenced. Plan on dedicating some time to reach your limit.

• Sand Lake was recently restocked with rainbows and Clunie Lake was stocked with Arctic char.


• Closures for fire danger include: Kenai River Special Management Area between Sportsman’s Landing and Skilak Lake, Jim’s Landing, Russian River Ferry, Russian River Campground & cabins, and adjacent recreational trails.

• Kasilof River is seeing some fair coho fishing.

• Coho in Anchor and Ninilchik Rivers are slowing, but try fishing in the early morning or at incoming tides.

• Seward Lagoon and Outfall stream are having a Youth-Only Fishery September 6-8 for coho.

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