(Released: June 07, 2019 - Expired: June 08, 2019)

Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Jason Pawluk, Assistant Area Management Biologist
(907) 747-5535

Regulations For Swan Lake Junior Trout Derby

Sitka –In order to provide increased opportunity for youth anglers during the annual “Swan Lake Junior Trout Derby,” the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has temporarily liberalized trout regulations for Swan Lake.

During the derby, the use of bait is allowed, the daily bag limit is 2 trout, and there is no size limit. These regulations will be in effect for one day only, Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 midnight. Anglers should be aware that these regulations differ from regulations during the remainder of the year, when the regional 11-inch minimum and 22-inch maximum size limit and seasonal bait restrictions apply in Swan Lake. Wrinkleneck Creek, an inlet to Swan Lake, is closed to fishing at all times.

Each year, the department stocks Swan Lake with up to 300 wild rainbow trout from a nearby lake to provide increased roadside fishing opportunity for all anglers, including young anglers participating in the annual Junior Trout Derby. This year, the lake was stocked on May 19 with 300 rainbow trout measuring from 6 to 12 inches. Swan Lake also contains populations of cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden.

Anyone needing further information concerning this announcement please contact the Division of Sport Fish in Sitka at (907) 747-5355.