Sport Fishing Report: July 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Reds are running at Summer Bay and Morris Cove for folks looking for road side fishing. McLees still has reds running, while Halibut and King salmon fishing has been good in Unalaska Bay.

Issued July 16, 2019

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’s Bay are open to snagging, however, the freshwaters from the outlet of Summer’s 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 still running at McLees and it sounds like fish are being caught at Summer Bay and Morris Cove with folks having good success snagging them from the beach.
  • Remember that all freshwaters of the Unalaska Lake drainage are closed to fishing for reds.
  • The McLee’s run should be winding down in the next two weeks and Summer Bay is likely near the peak but fishing could stay pretty good until early August.
  • Dolly Varden should be available to catch through the month of July off local beaches and in all local drainages.
  • Kings are being caught regularly in Unalaska Bay by trolling. Keep an eye out for tasty white kings!
  • Sounds like halibut fishing has been good by most reports with people able to catch halibut easily on jigs in the bay.
  • King crab fishing remains slow, and some reports indicate tanner fishing slow, with a few reports of catches of tanners in Unalaska Bay.

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