SEWARD, AK – June, 16th, 2015 4:33 pm AKST
By: LeSea Charters
Temperatures have been in the mid-to high 70’s F and we have seen above average water temperatures as well, up to 54 F. The normal average for June is 50 F. Previous years fishing with warmer temperature only slightly affected fishing; salmon were caught at deeper depths. Some warmer water fish have been showing just as in previous years and will make for some interesting fish tales!
The forecast calls for gorgeous weather this weekend!
Friday – Sunday calling for high 60’s and low 70’s.
Please Note! There have been some fires throughout the State of Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula. Check Alaska Travel 511 for Road Closures or Dial 511
Reminder: Please be mindful of burn bans if camping.
New 2015 Halibut Regulations & Closures
The NOAA via the National Marine Fisheries Service has set new regulations for halibut this 2015 fishing season. Regulations are effective June 15th – August 31st, 2015.
- 2015 Halibut Regulations
- Two Fish per day
- 29″ max length for one fish, carcass must be retained if fileted at sea
- One trip per day
- 5-fish annual limit
- Thursday Closure
For More Information Visit: https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/sustainablefisheries/halibut/sport.htm
Seward Halibut Tournament Changes
SEWARD, AK – June, 16th, 2015
Per an email received via the Seward Chamber of Commerce, treble hooks will no longer be allowed for use in the 2015 Seward Halibut Tournament.
““a single circle or J hook only”. From this day forward, absolutely no treble hooks, snag hooks or other devices that would increase release mortality and be considered inconsistent with usually and customary recreational halibut fishing practices shall be acceptable to use during this tournament.“
~ Cindy Clock
Executive Director, Seward Chamber of Commerce
via email transmission received 8:03am, 6-16-15
The event runs through the month of June. Tagged fish and daily prizes available.
For more information on the tournament visit the official page: http://www.seward.com/welcome-to-seward-alaska/signature-events/halibut-tournament-june/