Fishing report: King salmon continue to move through the area, though it might take a while to catch one

Takes average angler 68-rod hours to bag a chinook

Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported Monday that king salmon have moved into local waters and are being caught at the traditional fishing spots.

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According to the second week of their survey, the Breadline was the most productive, followed by the Picnic Cove/Outer Point area.

Last week, it took the average Juneau area marine boat angler 68-rod hours to land a king. This is an improvement of the previous week's 88-rod hours but worse than last year's time of 9-rod hours per catch and the five-year average of 27-rod hours per fish.

King salmon fishing will improve in the coming weeks and should peak around Memorial Day.

Remember, anglers must have in possession a 2007 fishing license and a king salmon stamp.

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