From an ADF&G press release:
A portion of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit will open for fishing to anglers 15 and younger this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
The youth-only sport fishing area will be posted. The remainder of the Fishing Lagoon will be open for fishing to anglers of all ages. All other sport fishing regulations remain in effect for the lagoon. They can be found on page 14 of the 2011 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Booklet.
The Mobile Aquatic Classroom and Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff will be present at the lagoon from 5 to 8 p.m. Staff will be available to help young anglers gear up and fish for coho (silver) salmon returning to the lagoon.
Fishing rods will be available for kids to check out and use. The best chance to hook silvers starts at 5:30 p.m. as the tide flows into the lagoon. Other activities also scheduled include how to identify all species of salmon and local clams, tying egg loops and fishing knots, and learning the best way for releasing fish.
Free loaner spinning rods are also available to all anglers for up to a week through the Homer Fishing Rod Lender Program. Fishing rods can be checked out at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center or the Homer ADF&G Office.
Youth fisheries were established by the Alaska Legislature and implemented by the Board of Fisheries to provide extra opportunity for young people to catch fish.
The last Youth Fishing Day at the fishing lagoon in 2011 will be on Saturday, Aug. 20.