Alaska Fish and Game Opens Ketchikan Creek to Sport Fishing

Ketchikan Creek is open to sport fishing for all species, including king salmon, beginning at 12:01 a.m. June 11 through 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2021. The bag and possession limit for king salmon in Ketchikan Creek is two king salmon of any size. King salmon harvested in Ketchikan Creek do not count towards the nonresident annual limit.

The bag and possession limit for salmon, other than king salmon, 16 inches or greater in length, is two fish of all species combined. Fishing gear permitted in Ketchikan Creek is one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure only.

For more information, call the Ketchikan ADF&G, Division of Sport Fish office at 225-2859 or visit the Emergency Orders page on the state of Alaska Fish and Game website.

King Salmon Fishing Terminal Harvest Areas

The King salmon fishing in Mountain Point area has been good and anglers at Chinook Shores Lodge have been pleased with their catch!  ((INSERT PHOTO)) mountain-point-king-salmon.jpg

June 15 King salmon fishing will open in most Ketchikan areas. Alaska F&G refers to these waters as Ketchikan area (District 1) and east Prince of Wales area (District 2). These kings swim right in front of our lodge – hence the name Chinook Shores Lodge. The bag limit for resident and non-resident anglers is one king salmon 28” or greater in length per day. Non-resident anglers are restricted to retaining three king salmon annually. For more information, please see the advisory announcement issued on March 2, 2021.

Mountain Point Terminal Harvest Area

June 1 – June 14 the bag and possession limit for all anglers is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length. For nonresidents, the annual limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Herring Bay Terminal Harvest Area

June 1- July 31 the bag and possession limit for all anglers is three king salmon, no size limit, king salmon harvested in the Herring Bay terminal area will not count toward the nonresident annual limit.

Neets Bay Terminal Harvest Area

June 15 – August 14 the bag and possession limit is one king salmon for all anglers, 28 inches or greater in length. For nonresidents, the annual limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Anglers are reminded that bag, possession and size limits for the salt waters outside of the designated terminal harvest areas are more restrictive than the limits inside the Mountain Point, Herring Bay and Neets Bay terminal areas and anglers are prohibited from possessing fish that exceed the limits for the waters where they are fishing. Therefore, anglers fishing in multiple areas must be diligent to ensure they do not exceed the bag, possession, or size limit for the area they are currently fishing.