Sport fish report for Wednesday, Oct. 11

The weekly sport fish report is written by the Alaska Department of Fish &Game and made available to the public on a weekly basis. For more information of sport fishing regulations, visit adfg.alaska.gov.

 

Freshwater fishing report

Salmon

Coho fishing throughout September was pretty good with reports of decent catch rates on local streams. Hot spots for freshwater coho fishing include Sheep Creek (Thane), Salmon Creek, Fish Creek (North Douglas), Montana Creek, Peterson Creek, and Cowee Creek out the road.

When fishing for salmon in freshwater anglers are reminded that the bag and possession limit for coho on any stream crossed by the Juneau road system is two fish. This is different than the saltwater regulations which allow six daily and 12 in possession. Anglers are also reminded that bait and scented lures are currently prohibited in freshwater systems along the Juneau road system.

Dolly Varden/cutthroat trout fishing

Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout are currently feeding voraciously on salmon eggs and salmon flesh. Anglers looking to cash in on these aggressive feeding patterns would have luck using bright orange lures or imitation egg pattern flies. Current hot spots to catch Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout include Sheep Creek (Thane), Salmon Creek, Peterson Creek and Cowee Creek out the road.

Anglers are reminded that the daily bag and possession limit for Dolly Varden is two daily and two in possession; no size restrictions. For cutthroat and rainbow trout on the road system, the limits are (in combination): two daily and two in possession; 14-inch minimum and 22-inch maximum size limit. Good luck out there and enjoy chasing and catching these wonderful sport fish.

King salmon fishing has reopened as of Oct. 1.

The following regulations apply to all marine waters in Southeast Alaska

Residents:

Bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Residents may use two rods when fishing for king salmon from Oct. 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Residents using two rods may only retain king salmon.

Nonresidents:

Bag and possession limit is one king salmon greater than 28 inches in length.

The nonresident annual limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. Nonresidents shall immediately record, in ink, all king salmon harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

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