Fish Report

Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2002


g salmon continue to be caught around North Douglas, Tee Harbor and the Breadline. King salmon also were being harvested at Lizard Head and the Funter Bay area. For the third straight week, Picnic Cove and the Outer Point area were the most productive, followed by the Breadline and Tee Harbor. It took the average Juneau area marine boat angler 29 rod-hours to land a king salmon. This is unchanged from the previous week and better than the five-year average of 42 hours. Last year it took 35 hours to land a king. King salmon fishing should continue to improve and peak in about a week or two.

The Department of Fish and Game reminds anglers heading and filleting king and coho salmon is prohibited prior to returning to port. However, gutting and gilling is allowed. Once you return to port, you may head and/or fillet your catch at a cleaning table or on your vessel after tying up at your slip. This restriction allows creel survey crew at the docks to examine intact salmon for evidence of coded wire tags and to collect heads from tagged salmon.

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