Petersburg-Wrangell Management Area
Fishing Information

All five species of Pacific salmon resident to waters of the northwest United States and Canada are seasonally plentiful in the Petersburg/Wrangell area waters. This includes king (chinook), coho (silver), pink (humpy), sockeye (red), and chum (dog) salmon. Although most of the salmon caught in the area come from mixed wild stocks, some strong hatchery runs supplement the area's fishing in and around Petersburg and Wrangell.Road accessible shoreline king salmon fishing is popular at Blind Slough, on Mitkof Island, with a sizeable hatchery run returning to Crystal Lake Hatchery. This return of King salmon also provides very good action for boating anglers fishing in the Wrangell Narrows at the mouth of Blind Slough.

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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.

Petersburg-Wrangell Emergency Orders
Petersburg-Wrangell Regulations