Fish Report: Coho catch stays above average

Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2005

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

The coho catch rate for the Juneau area remained exceptional, averaging three rod-hours per fish. Last year during the same week anglers averaged five hours per coho. The five-year average for the week is four hours per fish. Good spots for cohos were north Shelter Island and Point Retreat, and anglers also had success at Lizard Head and The Breadline.

Halibut catch rates fell off to eight hours per fish - still good compared to previous years. Last year's average for the same week was 18 hours, and the five-year average is 16 hours. Halibut were caught at Homeshore, Benjamin Island and north Shelter Island.

King salmon catch rates fell to 566 rod-hours per fish, comparing to last year's average of 119 hours and a five-year average of 287 hours. Those kings that were caught showed up around Shelter Island.

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