Juneau’s annual Family Fishing Day at the Lake event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Twin Lakes. The emphasis for this popular community event is family, fishing and fun.
The public is invited to bring fishing tackle, non-motorized boats and life jackets, if available; but if not, come anyway! Alaska Department of Fish & Game Sport Fish Division staff and other volunteers from the community will be on hand to loan rods, reels, hooks and bait at no charge. The U.S. Forest Service will provide rowboat trips, life jackets, fish printing and other activities. The Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club will be selling grilled hot dogs, drinks and other snacks.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will also participate in the event by providing life jackets and talking with participants about boating and water safety.
Macaulay Hatchery staff will stock Twin Lakes with roughly 10,000 hatchery-raised king salmon 6-10 inches in size in late May. All of the fish are raised at Macaulay Hatchery under a cooperative agreement between ADF&G’s Sport Fish Division and Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc. While these fish are stocked in anticipation of the Family Fishing Day, they also provide fishing opportunity for Juneau anglers throughout the rest of the year.
Local businesses, agencies and organizations supporting Family Fishing Day at the Lake include: U. S. Forest Service, Douglas Island Pink and Chum Inc., 4-H Outdoor Skills Club, Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club, City and Borough of Juneau, Territorial Sportsmen Inc., Western Auto-Marine, and the Downtown Domino’s Pizza.