The Fishing Report: August 29, 2019

Mat-Su Valley:
• Please be aware of changing fire and air quality dangers when fishing this week.
• Areas that have been closed due to fire danger include: Susitna Landing, Caswell Creek, Sheep Creek, and Nancy Lake Recreation Area.
• The Deshka River and the Little Su are closed to coho fishing, through September 30.
• Grayling fishing should be picking up with cooler weather. They like gold and silver or anything flashy. Try Lorraine, Ravine, Reed, Ida, Knik or Finger Lakes!

Anchorage:
• Portions of Ship Creek are still open to coho and pink salmon, but coho is starting to slow a little and pinks are moving more upstream.
• Sections of Campbell Creek are open to coho, but we need more rain for fishing to pick up.
• Coho have done well at Bird Creek, especially with drifting row and spinners.
• Northern Pike are being caught in Lower Fire Lake. They are not native and may not be released. If found in other locations please report to Alaska Fish & Game.

Kenai:
• Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, and Anchor River saw coho slowing this weekend, but the cooler morning was still getting results in lower sections. There may be an increase with larger tides.
• With low water Dolly Varden have slowed, but try Anchor River, near the bridge, on the south end of the North Fork Road.
• For a little rainbow trout try First Lake, in Seward, during the cooler parts of the day.
• Russian River counts are incomplete, due to the evacuations for wildfire danger.

For travel and highway closure information, please visit the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Traveler 511 information webpage.

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