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King salmon become more plentiful as fishing season heats up around local waters

It took about 26-rod hours to hook a chinook

Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The king salmon have arrived, according to the latest Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Sport Fishing report.

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Last week, it took the average Juneau area marine boat angler 26-rod hours to hook a king. The Picnic Cove/Outer Point area was the most productive, followed by the Breadline.

Last year anglers spent an average of 43-rod hours per king and the five-year average is 42-rod hours per fish.

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

Anglers must have in possession a 2007 fishing license and a king salmon stamp.

Alaska residents have a bag and possession limit of three king salmon, 28-inches or greater in length, with no annual limit.

Non-residents can bag two king salmon in May and two more for the remainder of the year.



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