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Prince of Wales Island
July 14, 2016
King salmon fishing has been good in outside and fair for inside waters around Prince of Wales. Fishing for king salmon should remain fair to good through July. Nonresident daily bag limit for king salmon is now 1 per day with an annual limit of 6. Coho and pink salmon fishing has picked up with most fish still near outside waters, but numbers will increase through July. Halibut, lingcod and rockfish are available and fishing is good.
Sockeye salmon are present in freshwater sytems of Prince of Wales during July. Systems with sockeye salmon include Hatchery Creek, Eagle and Ratz creeks, Thorne, Sarkar and Karta Rivers. Summer run coho at Neck Creek are present, although numbers are down from previous years, but numbers should increase for the remainder of the summer. Trout fishing can be very good during July. 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.