The Fishing Report: July 4, 2019

Published: Jul. 4, 2019 at 4:47 PM AKDT
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Fishing Report: July 3, 2019

Mat-Su Valley:
  • Grayling and Rainbows have been stocked in over 80 lakes throughout the Mat-Su Valley, including Ida, Meirs, Finger, Coyote, and Echo Lakes.
  • Pike fishing has been doing well at Anderson, King, Rainbow, and Horseshoe lakes. In vegetative waters try top-water weedless lures. Pike fishing at Alexander and Sucker lakes are closed due to Elodea invasion.
  • Emergency Orders have King Salmon fishing open at the Little Susitna River, but the Susitna River drainage is still closed to kings.
  • For stocked Rainbow trout you can try many areas around Anchorage including Green Lake, Cheney Lake, and Rabbit Lake. Bead-headed nymphs or small spinner along deep pools and cutbanks are doing well. The cooler mornings and evenings are your best bet.
  • Chester and Campbell creeks have several non-salmon species you can aim for, but be sure to watch out for people floating the creeks in this hot weather!
  • For a nice hike, Symphony Lake is now open and the Arctic grayling are hungry.
  • Large halibut are being caught daily in Seward. Check out the bruiser in our Catch of the Week!
  • From July 4th through 31st sport fishing retention of Kings in the Kenai River is reopened above Slikok Creek. Check updated Fish and Game regulations for more details.
  • Sport and subsistence shrimp season is open in Prince William Sound. Shallow and deeper depths can produce, but most important is to look for rocky slope habitat. Check Emergency Orders for new pot regulations.

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