Sockeye Fishing on the Naknek is Hot! Fishing Report: Mid-July 2018

Sockeye continue to run in the Naknek and Sister rivers, the Kvichak and Alagnak. Even though it is past its peak limits of fresh fish are still being caught. Kings have stopped running in the river but are in staging areas and still biting and should continue to be good fishing until season closes with plenty of large fish being caught in the 30 to 40 pound range and even some breaking 40 pounds. Fishing streamers for rainbows has been great with large rainbows in the high 20s being caught being caught regularly and those hawg 30 inchers still making appearances. Small tributaries across Bristol bay have begun to host spawning of king and chum salmon leading to great bead fishing.