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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Area Sport Fishing Reports
Prince of Wales Island

October 13, 2014

Freshwater Fishing
Coho salmon are present in most drainages of Prince of Wales including the Thorne, Klawock, Staney and Harris. The majority of coho are blush and have commenced spawning in some drainages. The coho fishing in the Klawock River drainage remains good but is past the peak and will continue to decline.  Rainbow and cutthroat trout fishing is currently good. The following lakes and associated stream drainages should offer good trout and Dolly Varden fishing; Control, Klawock, Luck, and Red Bay Lakes as well as the Thorne River drainage. Steelhead should begin showing in lake associated drainages, such as the Klawock, Thorne and Karta, by mid to late November.

Saltwater Fishing
Feeder king salmon will be present around the island through the winter. Halibut, rockfish and lingcod fishing will remain an option except during the lingcod and halibut season closures noted below.

Sport angling for lingcod will be closed from December 1 through May 15.  Sport angling for halibut will be closed during the month of January. 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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