Ship creek is the best bet for silver fishing. Fish and Game suggests using spoons and silver Vibrax spinners at high slack. As the tide starts to ebb, switch to salmon eggs and a bobber. The next best bet for silvers is the Turnagain Arm streams, as it reamings fair - good. Campbell Creek is still slow for silvers, but don't give up just yet as recent rain may bring silvers from the lake and into the stream.
Campbell Creek and Chester Creek drainages remain closed to the retention of rainbow trout. Catch-and-release of rainbow trout in the creeks is permitted, but bait cannot be used in the Chester Creek drainage.
Fish and Game suggests sharpening your bow hunting skills by taking aim at some northern pike. The arrow must be attached to the bow and you get to keep all the pike you catch.
Kenai Peninsula –
The bag limit for sockeye salmon has been raised from three per day and three in possession to six per day and six in possession on the Kenai River remains in effect. The bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon on the Russian River and the Kenai River “fly-fishing-only waters” near the Russian River remains three per day and in possession.
Sockeye numbers are declining on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Silver fishing is also slow but Fish and Game suggests that early-morning is the best time to fish.
On the Russian and Upper Kenai rivers, sockeye fishing is slow. Most of the sockey in this are near spawning phase.
Fish and Game reminds anglers that bait is not allowed at the Little Susitna River through September 30, by emergency order, and the daily bag and possession limit for coho is two fish. Once a bag limit of salmon greater than 16 inches has been taken, anglers may not fish for any fish species downstream of the Parks Highway the remainder of the day.
Silver fishing on the west side of the Cook Inlet, Chuit, Kustatan, and Theodore rivers are exepected to be good spots to go to this weekend. The fair areas for silver fishing are the Little Susitna, Eklutna Tailrace, mouth of Jim Creek, and Wasilla creek.
Norther Pike fishing is hot right now in Alexander, Trapper, Hewitt, Whiskey, Vern, and Donkey lakes. Nancy, Memory, and Prator lakes has been good for northern pike fishing. Fish and Games suggests using a weedless mouse or frog lure through the weedy areas.
For more information and a complete list of regulations visit www.adfg.alaska.gov