Sport Fishing Report: July 1, 2019

Jul 1, 2019

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bi-Weekly Fishing Report for the Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System Issued July 1, 2019

Reds are starting to show up at Morris Cove and Summer Bay, with some still being caught at McLees. King salmon are also being caught trolling in Unalaska Bay occasionally.

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.
  • The saltwaters of Summer Bay are open to snagging, however, the freshwaters from the outlet of Summer Bay Lake to the ocean are closed to all sportfishing.
  • 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:

  • Reds are showing up in a few places, though with no weir at McLees this year, all reports are anecdotal for run strength and timing. Sounds like the run has been mediocre.
  • Remember that all freshwaters of the Unalaska Lake drainage are closed to fishing for reds.
  • Reds have started to show up at Summer Bay and Morris Cove, though these runs are typically just starting about now.
  • Dolly Varden should be available to catch through the month of July off local beaches and in all local drainages.
  • A few king salmon are being caught in Unalaska Bay, look for birds diving on schools of bait fish for likely king salmon spots.
  • Sounds like halibut and tanner crab fishing is plugging along but few reports of hot fishing have come in.
  • King crab fishing remains slow.

Contact Tyler Polum or Michelle Stratton at 486-1880 for more sport fishing information.