6/15/2023 Fishing Report
As of today, you can now keep kings anywhere on the Juneau Road system. Remember, if you are not an Alaskan Resident you can keep one king per day outside of the terminal areas. For residents, the limits outside of the terminal areas are two fish per day. Outside of the terminal areas the fish must be 28" or greater in length. There are also annual limits for non-residents as well as documentation required as soon as you keep fish. We encourage everyone to read the regs on-line of grab a paper copy from us.
The AML beach all the way to Sheep Creek should have fish and the quicker you get out and target them the more likely they are going to be biting your fly. Fish Creek and near the North Douglas boat launch have still been producing fish on the incoming tides. Some tides have been better than others, but at least one fish has been caught on almost every tide. I found small pink to be the best producer over the weekend, but white/chartreuse is still putting fish on the beach as well.
Echo Cove over the weekend was a nice change of pace to throwing 9wts. There are still a lot of fish around Echo Cove, although they seem to be a little smarter this time of year. The sandspit was the place to be, but fishing from the boat launch side seemed to produce about as well as on the sand. Olive/white AK Clousers in size #6 was the hot pattern. Closer to town under the Douglas Bridge was still consistent. Several folks fishing kings out North Douglas also got into some MONSTER Dollies. You know they are good size when the Dollies start smashing king flies!
We have finally gotten reports from Windfall Creek and the sockeye are in! After a couple really challenging years for the Windfall fishery this season is coming together. The island is above water and most folks who have gone out there have gotten their fish. The heavy rain coming later today should subside enough that water levels will still be good and fishable this weekend. Often times higher and dirtier water will be a good thing for the sockeye fishing. Use some extra split shot to get your fly down into the zone.
As always, we love featuring your photos for our fishing reports. If you have a great fish, scenery, or action photo that has to do with fishing around town send it our way! You can email photos or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to handle fish with care, especially if you are practicing catch and release. Consider getting a net with a rubber basket to help land fish quickly and keep them in the water until you are ready to snap a quick photo.
See you on the water!
The Crew at AFFG
Listed below are the hot patterns of the week. Fisheries change here through-out the season and we do our best to get you the hot flies. Listed below are our recommended patterns for the particular species available. Happy fishing