Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System
Issued June 22, 2017
- 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.
- Reports of sockeye being caught near McLees and in Margaret’s Bay have come in. Counts at McLee’s lake are lower than recent years but it is early in the run so far. Counts are posted on the ADFG website daily.
- Trolling for king salmon has reportedly continues to be good with reports indicating fish have been plentiful inside and outside Unalaska Bay, with fish up to 30 lbs caught.
- King salmon will often follow schools of bait fish to feed and recent reports of large schools of sandlance should mean great fishing!
- Anglers are reminded that the bag limit for King Salmon is 2 per day per person.
- Halibut fishing appears to be picking up and recent success has been reported off many local rock piles and capes. Halibut fishing should remain good throughout the summer.
- Crabbing appears to be slow so far but some reports of tanner’s being caught in Nateekin and Captain’s bays have come in.
- Dollies should still be easy to catch of local beaches but will be heading back to freshwater soon where they can be caught in all local drainages open to fishing for dollies.