Fish Alaska's 2016 Fishing Report 
for the Nushagak River

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Bristol Bay Area
August 22, 2016 

Week of August 22 to 28
Issued August 22, 2016

Regulation reminders

During the December 2015 meeting, the Alaska Board of Fish made the following regulatory changes to Bristol Bay sport fisheries. These new regulations are published in the 2016 Bristol Bay sport fishing regulation summary, and are in effect this season.

  • “No chumming” regulation amended to include only sport fishing guides and guided anglers.
  • During the March 2016 statewide meeting, the Alaska Board of Fish made the following regulatory changes that applied to Bristol Bay sport fisheries. These new regulations are NOT published in the 2016 Bristol Bay sport fishing regulation summary but are in effect this season.
  • A bare single hook is now included in the definition of an artificial fly.
  • Clarified that an attractor bead that is either fixed within 2 inches of the fly (or bare hook) or is free sliding on the line or leader may be used in fly-fishing only waters.

Fresh waters

Silver Salmon

  • Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
  • Silvers are being caught and fishing is reported as good.
  • Nushagak drainages.
  • Fishing is reported as good to very good.
  • Togiak River and nearby drainages:
  • Water is reportedly high and slightly off color but fishing is reported as good and should remain good this week.

Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling

  • Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
  • Fishing is reported as fair to good for rainbow trout.
  • Togiak River and nearby drainages:
  • Fishing is reported as fair to good.
  • Wood River Lakes system:
  • Fishing is reported as good for rainbows, Dollies, and grayling.

Northern Pike

  • Naknek and Alagnak drainages:
  • Fishing is reported as poor to fair.
  • Wood River Lake system:
  • Fishing is poor to fair along lake and slough shores and in shallow weedy bays.

Salt waters

Halibut

  • Nushagak Bay
  • Fishing should be fair off the coast of Protection Point.

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Naknek River Camp
Nushagak River
June 25 to July 2, 2016

The Nushagak River is ahead of the average run of king salmon with good reports most days.