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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Area Sport Fishing Reports
Ketchikan

April 23, 2015

Saltwater Fishing
Marine effort is low this time of year but will continue to pick up as the season progresses. However, there have been reports of a few king salmon being picked up and also a few halibut by these early anglers.

Marine anglers are reminded that the lingcod season does not open until May 16th.

Freshwater Fishing
Anglers chasing steelhead will still find good numbers with most systems in full swing. Roadside anglers should try Ward Creek for steelhead, or if remote fishing is on your agenda, give the Naha River, Mcdonald Lake, or Fish Creek a try.

Cutthroat and Rainbow trout fishing will also continue to improve with lakes now being ice free and water temperatures on the rise.

Dolly Varden fishing along the roadside/shoreline should continue to improve as water temps continue to increase and fish migrate out to saltwater from overwintering lakes. Lake outlets and streams that connect to the salt water are prime places to harvest these fish in the spring.

***Reminder
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.

 

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