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Fishing Blog June 12th, 2014

My goal is to have this blog updated on a weekly basis from March through October in order to keep you informed about fishing opportunities around Haines. I’d love to hear your feedback and it would be great to share your fishing pictures. If you have a picture you’d like us to share, email it to douglas@alaskasportshop.com. Please include the name(s) of the individuals in the picture, where the picture was taken, and when it was taken. 

I have been hearing positive reports on Dungeness crabbing. The commercial season starts June 15th so get your pots in before the commercial pots get in the water. Please remember that it is illegal to pick someone else’s crab pot. 

Sockeye salmon are starting to pass through the weir at Chilkoot River. The count as of 9:00 am June 12th is 496. Look for these numbers to start increasing over the next couple of weeks. 

Dolly Varden fishing has been great at the Chilkoot River and Lake. Kastmaster spoons, Krocodile’s, Swedish Pimples, Pixees and Mepp’s Aglia’s have all been catching fish. If you prefer fly fishing try some egg or smolt patterns. 
 King Salmon are still returning to the Chilkat River. Catching has slowed this last week. There are still another couple of weeks to catch your King, but realize that it might take several rod hours to catch one.