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Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

King Salmon Catch rates are now slowing as we approach the end of the summer season. Residents: Throughout most of the management area, where the retention of king salmon was prohibited to conserve Alaska wild stock king salmon in the spring, the...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon All marine waters in the Petersburg/Wrangell management area are now open to the retention of king salmon. The regional bag, possession, and nonresident annual limits, apply in all waters except the Blind Slough/Wrangell Narrows terminal...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Steelhead, Cutthroat, and Dolly Varden The time is here for steelhead! If you haven’t yet been out searching for the elusive steelhead there are still a few weeks left while these spring spawning fish are present in freshwaters. Water temperatures...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Don’t put away your rods yet, there is still great fishing opportunity for coho salmon fishing! For most streams in the area anglers can expect opportunity for freshwater coho fishing to continue through October, although the ratio of...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Marine catch rates for coho salmon are now on the decline but freshwater fishing is getting better and better. Anglers can expect freshwater opportunity to continue over the next several weeks as coho salmon return to their natal...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Now is the time for coho salmon! Marine catch rates for coho salmon are typically at their peak around this time of year. Anglers can expect marine catch rates to gradually decline while...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon The entire Petersburg and Wrangell area is now open to marine king salmon fishing. King salmon bag limits were increased as of July 15th. The following regional king salmon regulations...

 
 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...

 

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