The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will open a portion of the Nick Dudiak Lagoon on the Spit for youth anglers on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., according to an Aug. 2 press release.
Anglers aged 15 years and younger will have the opportunity to fish for coho salmon in the designated area. The bag and possession limits for the youth fishery are six coho salmon of any size.
Anglers aged 16 years and older may not fish in the posted area across from the mouth, but the remainder of the lagoon will remain open to all anglers on Saturday, the release states.
ADF&G staff will be present at the lagoon from 3-5 p.m. with loaner gear, available on a first-come, first-served basis, and to assist youth anglers with fishing for coho salmon.
According to the release, coho salmon are best targeted in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon by fishing herring or cured salmon roe under a bobber, or by fishing with a spinner. Snagging is not permitted except by emergency order. All other sport fishing regulations remain in effect for the fishing lagoon.
For more information, contact ADF&G assistant area management biologist Holly Dickson or area management biologist Mike Booz at 907-235-8191.