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Sport Fishing Report: August 11, 2020

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

August 11, 2020

Regulation reminders:

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

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

· The saltwaters of Summer’s Bay 250 yards around the mouth of the creek and Summer Bay Lake will be closing August 16.

· 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:

Fishing reports:

·      Most red runs are winding down now and typically are over by mid-August, however, many places around the state are seeing very late run timing so keep your eyes out for some late season reds.

·      Pinks are showing up around town with some places having stronger runs than others. Summer Bay and Humpy Creek seem to have the strongest runs right now.

·      Remember Summer Bay is closing within 250 yds of the mouth of the creek on August 16 for all fishing, the lake will also be closing. Summer Bay Creek is closed to fishing year round.

·      Dollies should mostly be returning to freshwater right now and the whole Unalaska Lake drainage is open to fishing for dollies.

·      Halibut fishing has been steady with a few decent catches reported.

·      Crabbing has still been slow from the sounds of it

·      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:

Contact Tyler Polum or Kelly Krueger at 486-1880 for more sport fishing information.

Tyler Polum is the Kodiak Area Management Biologist for the Sportfish Division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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