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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

August 17, 2015

Saltwater Fishing

  • Coho salmon fishing is currently good in marine waters around Prince of Wales and should remain so through August. King salmon are available around Prince of Wales with fair catches reported recently, however king salmon catches will likely decline through the latter part of August. Halibut, lingcod and rockfish fishing is currently good. 

Freshwater Fishing

  • Coho, pink, chum and sockeye salmon are present in freshwaters such as the Thorne, Karta, Klawock and Harris rivers, Eagle, Staney and Hatchery creeks. Summer run coho are available at Neck Creek. The following lakes and associated stream 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 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.


Prince of Wales Island Area Archives for:
Aug 17, 2015 Aug 05, 2015 Jul 20, 2015 Jun 29, 2015 May 22, 2015 Apr 24, 2015 Mar 27, 2015

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