(Released: June 20, 2017 - Expired: August 31, 2017)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Daniel Teske, Juneau Area Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Macaulay Hatchery Area Closed To King Salmon Fishing

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 1st, sport fishing for king salmon and snagging will be prohibited within a 300-yard radius of the Wayside Park Fishing Dock (Channel Wayside fishing dock: see attached map). King salmon may not be snagged, targeted, retained or possessed. King salmon caught while fishing for other species must be released immediately unharmed. This closure will be in effect from July 1 through August 31, 2017.

King salmon returning to the Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. Macaulay Salmon Hatchery are not expected to meet broodstock goals this year. The return of hatchery produced king salmon to Juneau waters appears to be low based on the number of tag recoveries to date. With additional harvest expected, this closure is necessary to provide sufficient numbers of king salmon to meet hatchery broodstock needs.