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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

September 22, 2016

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon fishing is poor in outside and inside waters around Prince of Wales.  Coho salmon fishing is poor as most fish have entered freshwaters. Halibut, lingcod and rockfish are available and fishing is good.

Freshwater Fishing

Coho are currently present in most  dranages on Prince of Wales Island and fishing should  remain good through September and early October. Drainages to try for coho salmon include the Klawock, Harris and Thorne Rivers as well as Staney, Ratz and Eagle Creeks.  Sockeye, pink and chum salmon are spawning in most drainages. Trout fishing can be very good during the fall as salmon spawn. 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 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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