Catch rates for king salmon remained about the same in the most recent survey period. The average marine boat angler spent 32 hours fishing before landing a keeper. During the same week last year it took 29 hours. The five-year average is 36 hours per king salmon.
The Breadline and Tee Harbor continue to be the hot spots for boat anglers. The False Outer Point/North Douglas area also is producing a good number of king salmon. Few king salmon have been reported from the Lizardhead/Funter Bay/Cordwood Creek area. King salmon fishing should continue to improve and peak in the couple of weeks.
A few halibut were sampled in the most recent creel survey, released May 19. It took an average of seven hours to land a flatfish, and the five-year average is 11 hours. During the same week last year there were no sampled halibut in the Juneau area creel survey. Chum salmon were also sampled from the Amalga Harbor area.
For more information about sport fishing in the Juneau area, call the Division of Sport Fish at 465-4270.
Provided by Bruce White of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Sport Fish.