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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

March 22, 2017

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon are available in marine waters around Prince of Wales during the 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.

Freshwater Fishing

Lakes are covered in ice and rivers/creeks are low from cold weather. As a result fishing for trout and steelhead is currently limited.  As the weather warms and rain/snowmelt bring waters up trout and steelhead fishing should improve. 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 are currently in some drainages with lake systems such as Eagle and Ratz creeks, the Thorne, Karta and Klawock rivers. Spring steelhead should be arriving soon as the weather warms with spring conditions.


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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