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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

March 31, 2016

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon are available around Prince of Wales year around and some fish have been reported by anglers. Fishing for king salmon should improve through the spring. Halibut and rockfish are available and fishing can be good. The lingcod sport fish season is closed from December 1 to May 15.

Freshwater Fishing

Spring steelhead are present in most drainages with some spawning in process. The following drainages and associated streams generally have good numbers of steelhead; Klawock, Harris, Karta and Thorne rivers, as well as Eagle, Staney and Ratz creeks. 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.


Prince of Wales Island Area Archives for:
Mar 31, 2016

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