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Alaska Department of Fish and Game Southcentral Region Weekend Fishing Report

Sep 1, 2017

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued August 31, 2017

Regulation reminders: 

  • The bag limit for Unalaska Bay fresh and saltwaters is 5 salmon per day of which only 2 may be sockeye.

    · The bag limit for the remainder of Unalaska Island is 5 salmon per day all of which may be sockeye or coho.

    · Anglers are reminded that Town Creek (Iliuliuk) is closed to fish for sockeye year round.

    · Remember that the saltwaters within 250 yds of Summer’s Bay Creek closed on August 16 through the end of the  year.

    · All freshwaters of Unalaska Island are closed to snagging year round.

    · Anglers are reminded that many of the creeks flowing into Unalaska Bay have closed waters for a portion of the drainage or all of the drainage in some cases. Be sure to keep an eye out for signs marking closed waters and to consult the Southwest Alaska Sportfish regulation booklet for a complete list of sport fishing regulations for Unalaska Bay.

    Fishing reports:

    ·      Pink Runs should be past their peak but anglers report bright pinks still around in local creeks and near shore waters.

    ·      Pinks can be excellent eating when bright and excellent fighters too!

    ·      Anglers are reminded that the saltwater’s of Summer’s Bay within 250 yds of the creek mouth closed on August 16 through the end of the year.

    ·      The first reports of silvers have started to come in Margaret’s and Captain’s bays. Silver runs appear late in most areas this year and should pick up through September.

    ·      Halibut fishing has been good by most reports and but few new reports have come in. Look for the best fishing off local rock piles and capes. Halibut fishing should remain good throughout the summer.

    ·      Tanner crab are also being caught in many location inside Unalaska Bay. Dungeness fishing should be picking up as well but no reports have come in yet.

    ·      Dollies should still be able to be caught in most local drainages that are open to fishing. Look to the tail outs of pools holding spawning salmon for the best dolly fishing.