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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast News Release

(Released: May 29, 2014)

(Expired: August 31, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Dan Teske
Juneau Area Management Biologist
Phone: (907) 465-8152

May 29, 2014

JUNEAU AREA FRESH WATER STREAMS OPEN TO FISHING FOR HATCHERY KING SALMON BEGINNING SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST

Juneau – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that king salmon sport fishing regulations, for freshwater drainages crossed by the Juneau road system which are open to sport fishing, will be liberalized to provide recreational anglers additional opportunity to fish for and harvest hatchery king salmon. These new regulations will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, August 31, 2014. 

The new harvest limits are as follows:

  • The daily bag and possession limit is 4 king salmon, any size.
  • King salmon harvested in these freshwater drainages by nonresidents do not count toward their annual limit.

Only a few king salmon may stray into streams on the Juneau road system near the local release sites around Macaulay Hatchery and Auke Creek. However, the department expects that over 500 king salmon will enter Fish Creek on Douglas Island where juvenile king salmon are imprinted and released in Fish Creek Pond. Additional regulations will be liberalized as follows in Fish Creek Pond (see attached map):

  • Use of bait is allowed.
  • Use of weighted hooks and lures, and multiple (treble) hooks with a gap greater than ½ inch between the point and shank is allowed.
  • Anglers may retain king salmon that are hooked elsewhere than in the mouth (snagged).

In the fresh waters of Fish Creek proper (excluding Fish Creek Pond) and in intertidal waters within a 200 yard radius of the creek mouth as shown on the enclosed map, use of bait, weighted hooks and lures, treble hooks with a gap greater than ½ inch between point and shank, and attempting to snag fish or retain fish hooked elsewhere than in the mouth is prohibited.

King salmon sport fishing regulations in saltwater areas near Juneau will also be liberalized and described in a separate news release.

For additional information contact the Division of Sport Fish Region 1 office in Juneau at (907) 465-4270.
 

JUNEAU AREA FRESH WATER STREAMS  OPEN TO FISHING FOR HATCHERY KING SALMON BEGINNING SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST