Snagging To Open On Nick Dudiak Lagoon

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon Open to Snagging July 1-4

(Homer) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is liberalizing existing sport fishing regulations at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon and adjacent waters excluding the Homer Boat Harbor by opening this area to snagging beginning 12:00 p.m. (noon) Saturday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The areas open to snagging includes the Lagoon and the waters from the Homer city dock (near the entrance to the Homer Boat Harbor) northwest along the east side of the Homer Spit to an ADF&G marker located approximately 200 yards northwest of the entrance to the Lagoon, and 300 feet from the shore. The waters open to snagging do not include the Homer Boat Harbor. The Homer Barge Basin approximately 0.5 miles northwest of the Lagoon is closed to all sport fishing by regulation.

“This will give anglers a greater chance of harvesting the buildup of king salmon that are currently in the Lagoon,” stated Area Management Biologist Mike Booz.

All other regulations remain in effect and are outlined on page 74 of the Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet. This includes the bag limit and possession limit of two king salmon of any size. Anglers are also reminded that king salmon 20 inches or longer that are harvested in the Lagoon are included in the Cook Inlet annual limit of five king salmon. Anglers must record the harvest of king salmon 20 inches or greater on their sport fishing license, mobile app, or on an annual harvest record card.

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Mike Booz or Assistant Area Management Biologist Holly Dickson at (907) 235-8191.