Fish hooked elsewhere than in the mouth must be released immediately.
The use of weighted hooks and lures, except those lures of standard manufacture, and the use of treble hooks with a gap between the point and shank that is larger than one-half inch, are also prohibited.
Treble hooks used for snagging, such as the one picture above, will be prohibited at the saltwater area of Auke Bay starting July 4.
This action is necessary to protect adult sockeye salmon returning to the waters of the Auke Lake drainage, which is closed to sockeye salmon harvest.
Although sockeye salmon harvest is already prohibited in this saltwater area, many anglers attempting to snag hatchery-released king salmon inadvertently snag sockeye salmon.
Harvesting sockeye salmon, snagging or attempting to snag fish in this area is a violation.
For additional information, anglers should call the Division of Douglas at (907) 465-4270.