(Released: February 03, 2020 - Expired: February 12, 2020)

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: Kali Hulquist, Southcentral Information Officer
(907) 267-2219

Saltwater Fishing Opportunities in Prince William Sound

(Anchorage) – Long, cold days make us yearn for warm days out on the water. Prince William Sound (PWS) is just one area known for its spectacular coastal scenery and ample saltwater fishing opportunities. Are you interested in learning about the saltwater fishing opportunities that are available in PWS area? Join Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) staff at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (WJHSFH) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a “Saltwater Fishing Opportunities in PWS” seminar. This seminar will be held in the WJHSFH conference room, located at 941 North Reeve Boulevard, Anchorage, Alaska.

This is a free event for anyone interested in learning about fishing locations in PWS, the different fish species present, and what gear to use to target specific species. Staff will also demostrate how to use a deepwater release mechanism for rockfish, which is required by law as of January 1, 2020.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited, so sign up early! To register, please visit the Hunting and Fishing Forum webpage.

For those anglers who are interested in fishing but aren’t quite ready to commit to the required fishing equipment, ADF&G offers a free rod loaner program throughout the year. For more information, please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218 or the Palmer office at (907) 746-6300.