With Abundance Of King Salmon, Snagging To Be Allowed At Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon Starting Tuesday

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

(Homer) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is liberalizing existing sport fishing regulations at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon (Lagoon) and adjacent waters excluding the Homer Boat Harbor by opening this area to snagging beginning 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, June 30 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020. 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. 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 and must immediately be recorded in ink on the back of the license or on a harvest record card.

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