Sport Fishing Report: July 27, 2020
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bi-Weekly Fishing Report
Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System
· The bag limit for Unalaska Bay fresh and saltwaters is 5 salmon per day of which only 2 may be sockeye.
· 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.
· The Southwest Alaska Sportfish regulation booklet has a complete list of sport fishing regulations for Unalaska Bay. It can be found in print in many locations or at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.sw_sportfish
· Most red runs are winding down and never saw too many fish this season. A few reds are still around at both McLee’s and Summer Bay.
· Pinks are showing up around town with most local beaches being great fishing. Bright pinks are great eating and fun to catch.
· Dolly fishing continues to be good and fishing from beaches will slow down in the next week or so as most fish return to freshwaters.
· Halibut fishing has been steady with numerous smaller fish reported. They generally come closer to shore when the pinks show up, so fishing will likely pick up in August.
· Crabbing has still been slow from the sounds of it.
· Don’t forget about rockfish and lingcod! Lingcod opened July 1 and rockfish are open year round.
· As of January 1, 2020 all anglers fishing saltwaters from a boat in Alaska need to have a deep water release device on board and release any rockfish they aren’t keeping to 100 ft or the depth of capture, whatever is shallower.
· See the ADF&G website for more information about deepwater release at this page: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm%3Fadfg%3DfishingSportFishingInfo.rockfishconservation
Contact Tyler Polum or Kelly Krueger at 486-1880 for more sport fishing information.