Articles written by Jeff Rice

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  • Petersburg Fishing Report

    Jeff Rice, Alaska Department of Fish & Game|Jun 13, 2024

    King Salmon: Last weekend represented the start of three area hatchery produced king salmon angling opportunities in the area. The Wrangell Narrows Terminal Harvest Area (THA) near Petersburg offers the chance to catch king salmon returning to Crystal Lake Hatchery. Since these are hatchery produced king salmon, not wild stock, opportunity exists for both resident and nonresident anglers to harvest bag limits of 2 kings 28 inches or greater in length and 2 kings under 28 inches in the specific area of the saltwater portion of the THA. For a...

  • Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

    Jeff Rice, Area Management Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game|May 16, 2024

    Steelhead: The steelhead fishing season has now peaked and is beginning to wind down. Opportunity still exists and should continue through the next few weeks. The rain that began this week is exactly what the fish needed. Steelhead are now dispersed throughout the systems instead of being held up in only the deep holes. The month of May can on occasion offer that beautiful balance of finding the remaining steelhead while fishing in warmer weather than the colder month of April. Dolly Varden and Trout: Dolly Varden and trout are now abundant...

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