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Current sport fish fishing report for Juneau

Posted: May 17, 2013 - 12:02am

Report for the week of May 14:

Spring king salmon: The 2013 spring king salmon fishing season is in full swing now with the onset of warmer temperatures and longer days. Anglers are seeing a few fish harvested in North Douglas at False Outer Point and marine boat anglers are encountering a few fish around the waters of Douglas Island and South Shelter Island. Local reports indicate fishing is a bit slow, but there are some king salmon around if you put the time in.

Cutthroat trout and dolly varden: As the snow melts and the rivers and lakes open up in the Juneau area, freshwater fishing along the roadside is beginning to pick up. Dolly varden and cutthroat trout can be found at the mouths of many creeks feeding on salmon smolt. Anglers will use small spinners or smolt pattern flies to catch hungry fish actively feeding on this important food source. Local anglers will have luck finding fish at the mouth of Montana Creek, Salmon Creek, Peterson Creek and salt chuck, Cowee Creek and along the saltwater shoreline of Gastineau Channel.

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Find current emergency orders and news releases for Southeast Alaska here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInfo.R1&yea....

Remember, all anglers must have a current fishing license and king salmon stamp, if harvesting chinook salmon.

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