Fish Report

Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2002

King salmon are getting difficult to find in the Juneau area but coho are common.

The coho salmon run continues to be strong. In the most recent survey, it took anglers four hours to land a silver salmon, the same as last year. The five-year average catch rate for coho salmon is five hours. While coho are just about everywhere, hot spots for continue to be Handtroller's Cove and Outer Point.

It took an average of 236 hours to land a keeper king. The five-year average is 170 hours, while last year it took 154 hours to land a chinook. The few kings being harvested are mostly coming from the backside of Douglas Island and North Pass.

Halibut fishing has started to slow. It took an average of 19 hours to land the flatfish, while the five-year average is eight hours. Last year, the average angler fished for 11 hours before landing a halibut. The halibut hot spots continue to be in Icy Strait and around Vanderbilt Reef.

Consult your sport fishing regulation booklet for further specifics on roadside regulations and fisheries in the Juneau area. For further information concerning, call the Division of Sport Fish at 465-4270.

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