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JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced king salmon sport fishing regulations for freshwater drainages crossed by the Juneau road system. They are now open to sport fishing and harvesting of king salmon.
These new regulations are currently in effect and will be until August 31.
The new harvest limits are as follows:
The daily bag and possession limit is 4 king salmon, any size.
King salmon harvested in these freshwater drainages by nonresidents do not count toward their annual limit.
The department expects over 500 king salmon will enter Fish Creek on Douglas Island. Therefore, in Fish Creek Pond regulations that pertain to sport fishing methods and means will be liberalized as follows:
Use of bait is allowed.
Use of weighted hooks and lures, and multiple (treble) hooks with a gap greater than 1/2 inch between the point and shank is allowed.
Anglers may retain king salmon that are hooked elsewhere than in the mouth (snagged).
In the fresh waters of Fish Creek proper (excluding Fish Creek Pond) and in all intertidal waters within a 200 yard radius of the creek mouth, regional sport fishing methods and means apply.
In these fresh waters, the following is prohibited: The use of bait, weighted hooks and lures, treble hooks with a gap greater than 1/2 inch between point and shank, attempting to snag fish and retaining fish hooked elsewhere than in the mouth.
For additional information contact the Division of Sport Fish Region 1 office in Douglas at 465-4270.