Dolly Varden and sea-run cutthroat trout should start to make a showing, and steelhead are now appearing, but things seem most definitely behind schedule due to low and colder-than-normal streams.
Applicable rules include:
Steelhead trout: Steelhead must be at least 36 inches in length to be kept. There is a one fish daily bag limit and two fish annual harvest limit per angler. Steelhead anglers must record their harvest on the back of their license. Anglers under 16 and resident anglers 60 or older, who are not required to have a license, should use a harvest record card available from Fish and Game or local vendors.
Dolly Varden closures: Eagle Beach and inner Auke Bay are closed to the retention of Dolly Varden char through May 31. These closures protect Dolly Varden as they migrate from over-wintering lakes.
King salmon closure: Taku Inlet, north of a line from Cooper Point and Dorothy Creek, is closed to king salmon fishing through June 14.
Bait use: With the exception of Twin Lakes, Salmon Creek Reservoir, and several other remote nontrout lakes, the use of bait in fresh water is prohibited until Sept. 15.
For more information, check www.state.ak.us/local/akpages/FISH.GAME/sportf/region1/geninfo/fishrpt/jun.htm. Or contact Mark Schwan, at 465-4320, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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