The Fishing Report: July 11, 2019

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Fishing Report: July 11, 2019

Mat-Su Valley:

· Large and small kings are still being caught at Eklutna Tailrace, but aim for early or late day for best results. Drifting eggs or using spinner with different colored blades has had good success.

· Tired of sharing your fishing hole? There are now over 80 stocked lakes in the Mat-Su. The ADF&G website has the full list of lakes to choose from!

· Trapper, Shell, or Eight-mile lakes are good options for fly-in fishing right now.

Anchorage:

· Chester Creek drainage is already open to all fishing, except salmon, so try your hand at rainbow or steelhead trout! Fishing off of cut banks during cooler times, such as early morning or late evening, will increase your odds.

· Bird Creek is opening fishing on July 14th for all species except King Salmon.

· Campbell Creek opens for Silvers also on July 14th, but all other salmon species are closed.

· Congratulations to Robert George III for winning the Ship Creek Slam’n Salm’n Derby with a 30.35 lbs. king.

Kenai:

· Anchor River has had Dolly Varden counts increase. Try beads, streamers, or small spinners in the early morning or end of incoming tide for best results.

· It’s the time for catching some monster sized halibut! The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby has a current leader at 189.6 lbs. and the Seward derby just ended with a 257.8 lbs. winner!

· The Kenai River just opened its dipnet fishery. Only residents may participate, and note new regulations issued.

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