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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

November 01, 2016

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon are available in marine waters around Prince of Wales during the fall and winter, but fishing is generally poor. Halibut, lingcod and rockfish are available and fishing is good. Lingcod  fishing is closed by regulation from December 1 to May 15. Halibut fishing will be closed from January 1 to January 31.

Freshwater Fishing

Trout fishing can be very good during the fall. The following drainages should offer good trout and Dolly Varden fishing; Control, Klawock, Luck, and Red lakes as well as the Thorne River drainage. Fall/winter steelhead will start entering some of the drainages with lake systems such as Eagle and Ratz creeks, the Thorne, Karta and Klawock rivers in November.


All anglers are responsible for knowing the current regulations and private property boundaries 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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