By Anna Laffrey
Ketchikan Daily News 

Trollers get 24-hour chinook opening on Friday

Changed from Saturday due to weather forecast


August 9, 2023

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a second opportunity for commercial trollers to catch chinook salmon in Southeast after a smaller-than-average troll fleet took about 85,000 chinook during an initial opener July 1-12.

Troll fishermen can target an additional 10,000 chinook during a one-day fishery that will open from 12:01 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, the department announced on Monday, Aug. 7.

The department originally had scheduled the one-day opening for Saturday, but a forecast of high winds pushed officials to move up the opening to Friday. The weathe...

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