Petersburg Pilot -

By Patrick Fowler
ADF&G Area Management Biologist 

Petersburg Fishing Report


October 3, 2019

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 the lower intertidal reaches, deep pools, cut banks and around log jams. A variety of terminal gear can be used for these aggressive biters but spinners, egg imitations, and jigs are common. Bait can be used in most freshwater systems between September 15- November 15th, anglers are encouraged to look at the 2019 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regu...

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