Division of Sport Fish
Israel Payton, Director

Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner

P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Advisory Announcement
(Released: May 30, 2023)

CONTACT: Kelly Reppert
Ketchikan Area Mangement Biologist
(907) 225-2859

Ketchikan Creek Opens to Sport Fishing

(Ketchikan) - Ketchikan Creek will be open to sport fishing for all species, including king salmon, beginning 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 1 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2023. The bag and possession limit for king salmon in Ketchikan Creek is two king salmon of any size. King salmon harvested in Ketchikan Creek do not count towards the nonresident annual limit.

The bag and possession limit for salmon, other than king salmon, is two per day in combination, and two in possession, 16 inches or greater in length. Fishing gear permitted in Ketchikan Creek is one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure only.

The Deer Mountain Hatchery will not be collecting brood stock from Ketchikan Creek this year. Therefore, there will be excess king salmon in Ketchikan Creek available for harvest.

Anyone needing additional information should call the Ketchikan ADF&G, Division of Sport Fish office at 225-2859 or visit our site.