Fishing Report

Here are some prospects for Labor Day weekend in Southcentral Alaska. Despite the chill in the air, avid anglers know that excellent fishing continues well into October. 

Mike Campbell
“In Europe and Scandinavia, the unofficial rule is one-cast, one-step. This keeps people moving and eventually everyone gets to fish the hotspot pool,” Habermann said.Joseph Robertia
Good numbers of silver salmon are being caught in Campbell Creek, and a 403-pound halibut was caught near Deep Creek this week.Sean Doogan
Silver salmon fishing in the Little Su should become easier now that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game allows anglers to use bait. Hike less than two miles on the My Creek Trail and you can often escape crowds of anglers. Sean Doogan
 Fishing for this elegant cousin of the trout is often a quiet alternative for those needing a break from the shoulder-to-shoulder “combat” fishing for salmon occurring at Alaska's lower elevations. Joseph Robertia
Some dipnetters say the Kasilof River’s natural beauty and smaller crowd draws them, while other Alaskans cite the shorter drive, lack of fees, and extended season. Joseph Robertia
Fishing opens at popular Bird Creek roadside fishery south of Anchorage with silver, pink and chum salmon all available.  Silvers are moving into Ship Creek too. Matt Tunseth

Anglers try their luck on opening day of salmon fishing at Bird Creek along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  Some anglers had success catching pink, chum and silver salmon.

Some tips to keep in mind before heading to the Kenai River personal-use fishery. Matt Tunseth
The Kenai Peninsula city of 7,000 readies itself for its annual frenzy of dipnetters, which begins at 6 a.m. Friday. Typically, the popular fishery peaks the second and third weekends of July. Matt Tunseth