Fish report

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2001

There's still some winter kings and hatchery cohos, but not much else in Juneau waters for people fishing for salmon.

The Douglas Island Pink and Chum hatchery on Channel Drive reports some late-season cohos are still coming up the fish ladder. Most cohos caught from the nearby beach and dock are fairly dark, but anglers say they're still worth eating.

The late-season run is expected to last about another week.

Other anglers continue to fish for winter kings at favorite spots, including Dupont and off the downtown docks. There's no hard data on the number of hours needed to catch a king this time of year, but weather often chases fishermen off before they pull one in.

Crab pots seem to be filling up at about the same rate as last year.

The personal use red and blue king crab winter season began Oct. 1 and will continue through the end of March, barring an emergency closure if the allocation of 1,800 crab is caught. The daily bag and possession limit for the area is two legal-sized males per permit per day. The winter seasonal bag limit will be 10 red or blue king crab per individual and 20 per household.

Summer red and blue king crab harvest permits are valid for the winter season.



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