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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Area Sport Fishing Reports

May 19, 2015

Saltwater Fishing
Marine effort continued to pick up this last week. King salmon catches have continued to be positive for this early in the season and anglers have reported good catches on both the south and north ends of town. Halibut catches have also been positive for this time and should continue to increase as the summer season progresses.

Anglers are reminded that there have been several news releases issued regarding king salmon limits for the region and the Ketchikan area. These can be accessed by the links on this page.

Freshwater Fishing
Steelhead runs are starting to wind down as we pass into the latter half of May. Water conditions are also extremely low due to the continued dry weather spell we are currently in. 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.

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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