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Prince of Wales offers such a vast array of fishing opportunities it can drive you crazy trying to figure what to gear up for. It can be anything from charter fishing for Kings and Halibut to chasing steelhead in the local streams. Another favorite can be wearing out your gear on an unending supply of pinks and chums right off the beach, to rivers and streams that can turn black when the fish return. Once hooked chums will provide you and your gear with and incredible run for your money, along with some incredible acrobatic maneuvers.The Harris, Klawock, Thorne and Staney Creek are some of the best known waters. Don’t overlook a lot of the smaller “unknown” streams that can offer some incredible opportunities and solitude. The Karta is a wilderness river that is saved for do it yourselfers, no commercial use is allowed.  The bays are also a great place to catch a few Dungeness Crabs for dinner. The deeper water in 12 Mile Arm also holds some pretty tasty spot shrimp. A really unique fishery is gathering sea cucumber’s on a low tide. The first time you get one you’ll wonder now what do I do with this?   Another fishery that produces a delicacy is Fish Egg time when the herring are spawning in the spring. You can just rake the eggs off the kelp fronds with your teeth or cut the fronds into small pieces and enjoy with a bit of soy sauce. Fish Egg time is a really exciting time with all of the eagles, sea birds, sea lions and humpback whales congregating to feed on the herring.

 


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