We counted up the fishing reports... Can you believe that this is our 9th week of fishing this season? Well, we can't.
Let's begin by saying that King fishing, although slow and frustrating at times, is still going strong. We have seen a fair number of Kings pulled out of both the Fish Creek and Auke Creek areas. Surprisingly, a lot of Jack Kings this year too. The Kings this year have been eating both chartreuse and pink patterns, sometimes big, sometimes small... When in doubt, throw something black.
The Chum have returned to the Amalga/Peterson Creek area, and Salmon Creek areas. They can be a tight lipped fish, but try throwing small and sparse patterns such as the Mini Krystal Shrimp - Chartreuse, and Humpy Hooker. Bracket low tides, try varying your strips, and you will find yourself with a chum on the end of the line.
On the Pink front, we have yet to see any solid photos of pinks being caught yet, but there are rumors running through the mill. This is the time of year that Pinks begin to return to Juneau, which means this weekend will be a great one to get out and hunt one down! Try using the Humpy Hooker, Sea Runner Special, or just about anything pink. Good early places for Pink Salmon is Echo Cove, Point Louisa, and Cowee Creek.
Dolly fishing has been a bit sporadic this last week. They are sort of in the salt, sort of in the fresh, they are everywhere and nowhere at the same time. We have seen Dollies being picked up still using Clouser Minnows, as well as bead and leech patterns. We are in that in between two week time where anything goes. We suggest going to your favorite Dolly destination and giving it a try, what do you have to lose?!
Something to note, fishing in Windfall Creek is now closed for the month of July.
Happy Fishing & Stay tuned to the Juneau News Section for upcoming classes!