(Released: June 20, 2017 - Expired: July 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

Fish Creek Pond Closed To Sport Fishing

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 1st, sport fishing in Fish Creek Pond (see attached map) will be closed. Taking or attempting to take fish in the pond will be prohibited from July 1 through July 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. Therefore, king salmon returning to Fish Creek Pond will be used to supplement what is returning to the hatchery. Both sources will be needed in order to achieve broodstock goals to maintain future production. This sport fishing closure will allow fish to gather and remain in the pond undisturbed. At the end of July, king salmon in the pond will be captured and all females caught will be brought to the hatchery to help reach broodstock needs.