The Fishing Report: July 19, 2018 - Silvers showing up, king restrictions in most rivers

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  • Montana Creek: Opens to all species, except king salmon

  • Willow Creek: Good Fishing! Use egg or flesh patterns for trout.

  • Deshka: Early silvers may be caught, but fishing is slow.

  • Eklutna Tailrace: Late- Run Kings being caught. Open all day every day for anglers

  • Stocked Lakes: Nancy or Anderson Lake for Pike. Seymore or Kalmbach for Trout.

  • Susitna Drainage: Silvers have started, fishing is slow to moderate.


  • Ship Creek: Open for silvers, pinks, chums. No retention of kings

  • Stocked Lakes: Most lakes have been stocked with rainbow, coho salmon, and arctic char. Bait, small spinners, and flies are best

  • Campbell Creek: Sections open for silvers. Check regs.

  • Bird Creek: Open for pinks, chums, and silvers. Try vibrax


  • Prince William Sound: Halibut and Shrimp still good

  • Lower Kenai: Late-run sockeye in river. Dipnetting underway.

  • Russian River/Upper Kenai: Sockeye fishing slow. Late-run on the way.

  • Kenai & Kasilof rivers: Kings catch-and-release only. On unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure. Must have king stamp.

  • Only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure on Anchor & Ninilchik rivers, and Stariski & Deep creeks.

  • North Gulf Coast: Lingcod open. Must be 35 inches or more.

  • Lower Cook Inlet: Kings slowing. Halibut have been steady. Coho in the Lagoon

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