ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Fishing opportunities abound in Southcentral Alaska:
- Escapement for King Salmon has been reached in the Little Susitna River and fishing is now open. An emergency order opened fishing from the river mouth to the Parks Highway. Only unbaited artificial lures allowed.
- Kepler/Bradley Lake was stocked with rainbow trout last Friday. Also try Matanuska, Lucille, Memory, and Willow Lakes for stocked rainbows.
- For a nice fishing hike this weekend try the North or Middle forks of Montana Creek.
- Chester and Campbell Creeks are open to non-salmon fishing, including Char, Dolly Varden, and Trout.
- Campbell Creek will have its Youth-Only Fishery for Kings Saturday June 29 through June 30th. This is for youth 15 years and under, between Dimond Boulevard and the Old Seward.
- Cheney Lake received another stock of Rainbow Trout and Mirror Lake has also been doing well for Rainbows.
- For Arctic Char try Sand Lake with a canoe.
- The Ninilchik River is having great results for hatchery and wild Kings. A lot of gear is working, including spinners, spoons, and flies.
- Recently stocked in the Kenai are Rainbows at Johnson and Sport Lake and Arctic Char in Elephant Lake.
- The Valdez Halibut Derby is running through September 1st, so don’t forget your derby ticket if you’re heading out. They already had one at 285 pounds!
- Bag limits raised in Resurrection Bay for Sockeye with snagging allowed in saltwater.
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