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Juneau Area Management Biologist
Phone: (907) 465-8152
June 02, 2014
Juneau--The annual Family Fishing Day at the Lake event will be held at Twin Lakes on Saturday June 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The emphasis for this popular community event is family, fishing, and fun. Bring your fishing tackle, non-motorized boats and life jackets if you have them; but if you don’t, come anyway as the Division of Sport Fish staff and other volunteers from the community will be on hand to loan out rods, reels, hooks and bait at no charge. The US Forest Service provides free rowboat trips, life jackets, fish printing and other activities. The Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club will be selling grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, drinks and other snacks at a nominal cost.
Fish are stocked in Twin Lakes annually in anticipation of the Family Fishing Day event. These fish are raised at Macaulay Hatchery under a cooperative agreement between ADF&G’s Division of Sport Fish and Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. (DIPAC). This year, Macaulay Hatchery staff stocked Twin Lakes with roughly 10,000 hatchery-raised king salmon 6-10 inches in length on May 19th. In addition to being caught on Family Fishing Day, these king salmon provide fishing opportunity for Juneau anglers throughout the rest of the year.
Local businesses, agencies and organizations supporting Family Fishing Day at the Lake include: U. S. Forest Service, Juneau Coast Guard Auxiliary, Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc., Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club, City and Borough of Juneau, Territorial Sportsmen Inc., Western Auto-Marine, and Downtown Domino’s Pizza.
If you have any questions about the Family Fishing Day event call the Division of Sport Fish Region 1 office at 465- 4270.