The Fishing Report: July 12, 2018 - Ship Creek to open for silvers

Information provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.


Mat-Su Valley

  • All Susitna drainages will be opened on July 14th for silver salmon. No retention of kings allowed.

  • Parks Highway streams have been great for rainbow trout, dollies, and grayling. Try fishing with egg or flesh patterns.

  • For fishing on stocked lakes, be sure to check out Golden Lake and Kepler/Bradley Lake this week.

  • You can still catch a king at the Eklutna Tailrace. Try fishing roe under a bobber or a vibrax for best results.


  • Ship Creek will be opened starting July 14th for silver salmon.

  • Almost all lakes in Anchorage are producing for anglers. Make sure to check out Lake Otis and Campbell Point Lake.

  • The Bird Creek drainage will be opened to sport fishing on July 14th. Remember that king salmon fishing is never allowed on Bird Creek. Try Vibrax or other spinners for pinks and silvers.


  • King fishing in Resurrection bay has been solid over the last couple of weeks. Limit two per day, don’t forget your king stamp.

  • The Russian/Kenai River has slowed down with the end of the first run. The second run of sockeye are in the Kenai and should be making their way upriver this weekend. Keep an eye on the fish counts on for the latest information.

  • Lingcod is now open and fishing has been fair. Fish must be no less than 35 inches for retention.