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Southeast area sport fish report for the week of Sept. 5

Posted: September 9, 2011 - 12:03am

Juneau: The coho fishery has remained unchanged over the past week, still requiring an average of 4 rod-hours per fish. At this time last year fisherman were putting in an average of 7 rod-hours per fish and the 5-year average was 6-hours per fish. Hot spots for coho include Saint James Bay, Couverden, and Point Retreat areas.

Anglers targeting halibut are currently taking 5 rod-hours per fish. Both last year and the 5-year average were at 10 rod-hours per halibut. Hot spots for halibut were Benjamin Island, Couverden, and the North Shelter Island areas.

The Juneau sport fishery for king salmon currently requires an average of 159 rod-hours per fish. Last year at this time it required 168 rod-hours per fish, and the five-year average was at 216 rod-hours per salmon. Hot spots for kings in the Juneau area are currently North Shelter Island, Point Retreat and the Breadline areas.

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