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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

August 10, 2016

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon fishing has been fair in outside and inside waters around Prince of Wales. Fishing for king salmon should remain fair through August. Nonresident daily bag limit for king salmon is now 1 per day with an annual limit of 6. Coho and pink salmon fishing is good with fish spread from outside waters to creek mouths. Halibut, lingcod and rockfish are available and fishing is good.

Freshwater Fishing

Sockeye salmon are present in freshwater sytems of Prince of Wales during August.  Systems with sockeye salmon include Hatchery Creek, Eagle and Ratz creeks, Thorne, Sarkar and Karta Rivers. Summer run coho at Neck Creek are present, although numbers are down substantially from previous years. Most river and creek drainages now have pink and chum salmon with some early coho. Trout fishing can be very good during August as salmon start to spawn. The following drainages should offer good trout and Dolly Varden fishing; Control, Klawock, Luck, and Red lakes as well as the Thorne River drainage.


All anglers are responsible for knowing the current regulations for the area that they will be fishing. Regulation handbooks and copies of the most current regulatory changes are available on this website and at the Craig ADF&G office, (907) 826-2498.

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