Lower Cook Inlet Management Area

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. 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 trout. King and silver salmon are also stocked in a few terminal locations in Kachemak Bay, including the famous Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit. The beaches of Cook Inlet support populations of razor clams. Hardshell clams are available for harvest on the south side of Kachemak Bay. Kachemak Bay supports a Tanner crab pot fishery. There is also an endless supply of more remote fishing opportunities for all five species of salmon from Homer to streams in Kachemak Bay, the North Gulf Coast, and West Cook Inlet.