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 By Patrick Fowler    News    July 16, 2020

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon New regional king salmon regulations were issued on July 10th, increasing king salmon bag, possession, and annual limits. From now through August 15th the following regional king salmon regulations are in effect: Alaska resident: ...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Now is the time for king salmon! With the opening of much of our local waters on June 15, many anglers are enjoying time on the water targeting king salmon. The regional king salmon regulations have been updated as of June 15th,...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon As of June 15, fishing for king salmon is now open in the majority of our local waters. Due to reduced nonresident harvest in the sport fishery related to COVID-19, the Southeast Alaska...

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    June 4, 2020

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon King salmon regulations for areas where Alaska hatchery produced king salmon will be returning have now been announced. Starting June 1, king salmon will be open to retention inside the Wrangell narrows terminal harvest area and within...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Steelhead The spring steelhead fishing season is off to a strong start. Anglers report strong catch rates in the last week as more bright fish are moving into freshwater. Water levels have been good for fishing with consistent snow melt from our...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the 2020 region wide sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for the Petersburg/Wrangell Area....

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    January 9, 2020

Petersburg Fishing Report

While some anglers may hang up their fishing rods until Spring, don't forget about the many angling opportunities that exist throughout the winter. Remember to purchase your 2020 fishing...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon are now present throughout freshwater systems in the area while marine catch rates are steadily declining. Recent rain events have created good conditions for coho salmon to enter freshwater. Try fishing for coho salmon in...

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    June 20, 2019

Additional King fishing opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the areas near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after...

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    May 30, 2019

Areas open for hatchery king salmon

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced May 23, sport fishing regulations for Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon in areas near Petersburg and Wrangell. Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough...

 
 By Patrick Fowler    Dockside    May 9, 2019

Petersburg Fishing Report

Steelhead The spring steelhead fishing season is in full swing. Anglers report strong catch rates after recent high water events have subsided. Annual surveys of index streams are ongoing but indicate...

 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho (silver) salmon catch rates have fallen in the marine fishery while opportunity for coho fishing is still present in freshwater. Typically, freshwater fishing for coho salmon peaks in the month of September and opportunity will...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon continue to be intercepted in the marine sport fishery although anglers can expect marine catch rates to decline as coho salmon move toward their natal streams. Freshwater fishing for coho salmon is picking up as anglers encou...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon are regularly being intercepted in the marine sport fishery. Catch rates have continued to increase but have remained below the 5 year average. On average coho salmon marine catch rates begin to decline with the start of...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon are now regularly being intercepted in the marine sport fishery. Catch rates have continued to increase as we are entering the time period when our highest marine catch rates historically occur during mid-August. Anglers can...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon King salmon catch rates are slowing as the season winds down. Anglers may continue to intercept king salmon in marine waters although at reduced catch rates. As of August 1, the following king salmon regulations apply for all marine...

 

Petersburg fishing report

King Salmon King salmon is now open to harvest in all marine waters in the Petersburg and Wrangell area. The following regulations apply unless you are fishing in hatchery terminal areas where more liberal regulations apply. • The bag and...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Anglers are finding success harvesting king salmon with the highest catch rates still being found in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough terminal area. Anglers should be aware that...

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    July 5, 2018

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Anglers are finding success harvesting king salmon over the last week although catch rates are slower than average. Anglers should be aware that different king salmon regulations apply depending on the area in which you are fishing:...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Winter is fast approaching but that doesn’t mean you should hang up the fishing rod yet. This will be the last Petersburg/Wrangell fishing report for the 2017 season, fishing reports will resume in the spring of 2018. King Salmon Opportunity for...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Due to conservation concerns, the retention of king salmon is prohibited in all Southeast Alaska salt waters, including the Petersburg/Wrangell area. This closure went into effect 12:01am, Thursday, August 10, 2017 and will continue...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Due to conservation concerns, the retention of king salmon is prohibited in all Southeast Alaska salt waters, including the Petersburg/Wrangell area. This closure went into effect 12:01am, Thursday, August 10, 2017. All king salmon...

 

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