Fish Report

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Here is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Juneau-area fishing report for the week that ended Sunday:

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King salmon continued their return to the area last week, and anglers caught fish in a numerous locations. The majority of kings caught last week were in Taku Inlet and along south Douglas Island. Other good spots for king fishing were Gastineau Channel and the Breadline.

The average amount of time it took to land a king last week increased, from 28 rod-hours to 39. The average for the same week of last year was 29 hours, and the five-year average is 33 hours.

Hatchery-produced king salmon are expected to show up in Auke Bay and Fritz Cove soon.

Halibut fishing continued to decline last week, and represented just 3 percent of total sport fishing. The average time to land a halibut was 73 rod-hours, compared to 14 hours last year and a five-year average of 21 hours.

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