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Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

August 25, 2016

Saltwater Fishing

King salmon fishing has been fair in outside and poor in inside waters around Prince of Wales. Fishing for king salmon will likely slow down through the remainder of August and September. Coho salmon fishing is good on the west side of the island with fish spread from outside waters to creek mouths. Coho fishing has been poor in marine waters on the east side of the island. Halibut, lingcod and rockfish are available and fishing is good.

Freshwater Fishing

Water levels are low in the creeks and rivers around island. Most river and creek drainages now have sockeye, pink and chum salmon with some coho. Coho fishing should  improve into September.  Sockeye, pink and chum salmon have begun spawning in some drainages. Trout fishing can be very good during August as salmon start to 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 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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