Lower Cook Inlet Management Area

crab The Lower Cook Inlet Management Area hosts a diversity of salt and freshwater sport fishing opportunities. Homer is the largest community in the management area and boasts the title of "The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." Many anglers travel to the area for halibut fishing in Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet and the North Gulf Coast. Trolling for king salmon occurs year-round in these waters too. Several road accessible streams provide opportunities for fishing for king, pink, and silver salmon, Dolly Varden and steelhead. King and silver salmon are also stocked in terminal locations in Kachemak Bay, including the famous Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit and in the Seldovia Slough. Historically Cook Inlet supported a diversity of shellfish species but has recently been limited to Tanner crab and razor clams in west Cook Inlet. There is also an endless supply of more remote fishing opportunities for all five species of salmon in streams on the south side of Kachemak Bay, the North Gulf Coast, and West Cook Inlet