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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

April 17, 2017

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon fishing in marine waters has improved, with the best results in the outer waters. Halibut and rockfish are available and fishing is good. Lingcod  fishing is closed by regulation from December 1 to May 15.

Freshwater Fishing

Steelhead are present and fishing has been good in many drainages. Among many others, the following drainages offer opportunities to catch steelhead; Eagle, Ratz, Staney creeks and Thorne, Klawock and Karta rivers.  Trout fishing will continue to improve as spring progresses. The following drainages can have 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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