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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Sport Fish Area Fishing Report

Current Report

Current Sport Fish Area Fishing Report

July 24, 2014

Saltwater Fishing
The king salmon peak has passed, though a few kings are still being picked up in the area. Historically catch rates will continue to decline through summer.

The two Ketchikan Sport Terminal Harvest Areas will close on Thursday, July 31. King salmon bag and possession limits in these areas will revert back to regionwide king salmon regulations.

Anglers have been reporting excellent coho salmon fishing. Catch rates for both pink and chum salmon are picking up and should continue to improve through August. Within the next few weeks anglers will find good marine shoreline angling throughout the Ketchikan area for both pink and coho salmon.

Halibut fishing in the area has been good and is expected to remain strong throughout summer.
Anglers interested in checking out some historical harvest timing should click on the Marine Harvest Rates tab above.

Freshwater Fishing
Cutthroat and Rainbow trout catch reports in local lakes has been good. Roadside anglers should try Ward Creek. If remote fishing is on your agenda, give the Naha River, McDonald Lake, or Fish Creek a try.

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 Ketchikan ADF&G office, (907) 225-2859.


Ketchikan Area Archives for:
Jul 24, 2014 Jul 10, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Jun 10, 2014 Jun 06, 2014 May 28, 2014 May 12, 2014 Apr 30, 2014

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