Fish Report: Coho anglers still find success

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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

Coho anglers continued to have good success, with landings averaging three rod-hours. That rate compares to four rod-hours during the same week last year. The five-year average for last week also is four hours. The department's survey found many fish caught at north Shelter Island and Point Retreat. Cohos also were caught on the back side of Douglas Island, the Breadline, Gastineau Channel, south Shelter Island and Lizard Head.

The halibut harvest rate was nine rod-hours per fish - good compared to a 17-hour rate during the same week last year and over the five-year average for the week. Active halibut fishing grounds were Point Retreat, Auke Bay and the back side of Douglas Island.

King salmon catch rates continued to lag, at 393 rod-hours per fish. The rate during the same week last year was 192 hours, and the five-year average is 177 hours. The few kings that were caught last week were at the back side of Douglas Island and south Shelter Island.

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