The Fishing Report: July 26, 2018 -- Silvers, halibut and dipnets, oh my!

Mat Su Valley

  • Montana Creek: Open to all species except kings. Chum and pink numbers are strong.

  • Willow Creek: Good Fishing! Rainbows and Cohos are good targets.

  • Deshka: Pike and coho are present. No pike may be released.

  • Eklutna Tailrace: Late- Run Kings slowing, Coho arriving daily

  • Stocked Lakes: Rainbow trout fishing is excellent. Check out Knik Lake or Lalen Lake

  • Fish Creek: Open through July 31 for dip netting, but no retention of kings.

  • Susitna Drainage: Coho fishing is good to moderate.


  • Ship Creek: Fish Coho at high tide. No retention of kings

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

  • Campbell Creek: Sections open for silvers only. Check the regs before you go.

  • Bird Creek: Open for pinks, chums, and silvers. Fishing may be slow.


  • Prince William Sound: Halibut and Shrimp still good

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

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

  • Kenai & Kasilof Rivers: Kings are catch-and-release only. Dipnetting should be good

  • Anchor, Ninilchik, Starski, Deep Creek: Only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure

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

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

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