Ketchikan Management Area
Fishing Management

Marine waters of the Ketchikan area support catchable populations of all five species of Pacific salmon, halibut, lingcod, Pacific cod, greenling, herring, and several common species of rockfish. Mature Chinook (king) salmon weighing up to 60 pounds are present from late April through June, with peak availability in June. Enhancement efforts involving coho stocking have occurred primarily in the Ketchikan area at Neets Bay, Whitman Lake, Deer Mountain, and Tamgas Creek hatcheries. Other fish found in area streams and lakes are steelhead, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic grayling.

The following links lead to regulation summaries of Alaska sport and personal use fishing regulations published by the Division of Sport Fish as a service to anglers. They are not intended to be a complete digest of all fishing regulations.

Regulations may be changed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries during its regular meetings, by emergency regulation, or by emergency order at any time. Any changes to the regulations are made available through the emergency order link below.

Ketchikan Emergency Orders
Ketchikan Regulations