Fish report

Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2004

Here's last week's fishing report - the final of the season - from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Last week coho catch rates in the Juneau area dropped to 12 hours per fish. Last year during the same week, marine boat anglers put in four hours on average to land a coho. The five-year average catch rate is five hours per silver. The hot spot for coho salmon was Point Retreat.

There were no chinook salmon in our survey last week. Last year during the same week, the Juneau area king salmon catch rate was 67 hours per fish. The five-year average king salmon catch rate is 200 hours per fish.

Halibut were also absent from our survey last week. Last year during the same week the average marine boat angler put in eight hours before landing a halibut. The five-year average catch rate for halibut is 16 hours per fish.

Roadside anglers can try for coho along the shore at Lena Point as schools of coho migrate to local streams. Other areas for roadside anglers to fish for coho include the shoreline around DIPAC and in Montana creek.

This is the final Juneau area sport fish report for 2004.

For further information concerning sport fishing opportunities or regulations in the Juneau area, please call the Division of Sport Fish at (907) 465-4270.

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