Juneau Area Freshwater Streams Open To Fishing For Hatchery King Salmon

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Juneau – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that king salmon sport fishing regulations, for freshwater drainages crossed by the Juneau road system which are open to sport fishing, will be liberalized to provide recreational anglers additional opportunity to harvest hatchery king salmon.  These new regulations will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, August 31, 2008. 

The new harvest limits are as follows:

  • The daily bag and possession limit is 4 king salmon, any size.
  • King salmon harvested in these freshwater drainages by nonresidents do not count toward their annual limit.

Only a few king salmon may stray into most streams on the Juneau road system; however the department expects that over 500 king salmon will enter Fish Creek on Douglas Island.  Therefore, in Fish Creek Pond, regulations that pertain to sport fishing methods and means will be liberalized as follows:

  • Use of bait is allowed.
  • Use of weighted hooks and lures, and multiple (treble) hooks with a gap greater than ½ inch between the point and shank is allowed.

Anglers may retain king salmon that are hooked elsewhere than in the mouth (snagged).

In the fresh waters of Fish Creek proper (excluding Fish Creek Pond) and in all intertidal waters within a 200 yard radius of the creek mouth as shown on the enclosed map, regional sport fishing methods and means will apply.  In these fresh waters, the following is prohibited: the use of bait, weighted hooks and lures, treble hooks with a gap greater than ½ inch between point and shank, attempting to snag fish, and retaining fish hooked elsewhere than in the mouth.

King salmon sport fishing regulations in saltwater areas near Juneau will also be liberalized as described in a separate news release. 

For additional information contact the nearest ADF&G Division of Sport Fish office or visit: http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/statewide/EONR/index.cfm

For additional information contact Brian Glynn, (907) 465-4270.