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Sports Fishing Report: August 17, 2017

Aug 18, 2017

Issued August 17, 2017

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.
  • Remember that the saltwaters within 250 yds of Summer’s Bay Creek closed on August 16 through the end of the  year.
  • 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:

  • Sockeye runs should be winding down right now, though there may still be a few around that are trailing behind. Pink runs are likely at their peak right now as well.
  • Reports indicate that pink runs have been excellent at Summer’s Bay and Town Creek.
  • Anglers are reminded that the saltwater’s of Summer’s Bay within 250 yds of the creek mouth closed on August 16 through the end of the year.
  • Reports in many locations throughout the Southwest region indicate lots of chum salmon around. They can be excellent fighters on both fly and spinning gear!
  • Halibut fishing has been good by most reports and but few new reports have come in. Look for the best fishing off local rock piles and capes. Halibut fishing should remain good throughout the summer.
  • Tanner crab are also being caught in many location inside Unalaska Bay. Dungeness fishing should be picking up as well but no reports have come in yet.
  • Dollies are heading back to freshwater right now and through August. They can be caught in all local drainages open to fishing for dollies. Reports indicate lots of dollies off Summer’s Bay beach this year.