The weather is improving, the fish are back, and it is time to get out there!
The Dolly fishing is steadily improving as more and more of them pour out of the lakes and are now marauding the beaches and river mouths. We have been watching the Auke Creek Weir counts, which are a good indicator of Dolly movement on the road system, and since April 26 they have been coming out in big numbers.
A few good spots are Sheep Creek, the mouth of Peterson Creek and Lower Cowee Creek. Salmon Fry in Green & Gold #6, Clouser Minnows in Olive/White #6 and Gray/White #6, Epoxy Mini Minnows and Lord of the Fry's are all working their magic.
In the next few weeks DIPAC will start releasing all their chum fry at Amalga, Sheep Creek and the Hatchery itself. That will take the fishing up another notch.....
Steelhead are also making their annual entrance to local streams. A few of the pics here are not on the Juneau road system, but are not far off and were taken the weekend of May 4th.
Steelies are getting picked up in local creeks and as usual you gotta do some hunting. Put in the time and effort and you have a good shot at being rewarded.
See you on the water! Brad, Mike and the crew.