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    I'm going to be on a sailboat cruising around the northern end of Prince of Wales Is. the last week of August. I'm hoping silvers will be starting up the rivers/creeks this time of year. What do you all think - too early, or will there likely be fish? Would appreciate any thoughts, thanks.

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    Anybody have a thought?

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    I haven't been to the north end of POW in August but they usually are in the creeks by then over here in Ketchikan.

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    Whale pass / Neck lake should be in full swing by that time. Salmon Bay Lake and Creek should have a few fish around, as well as Red Bay Lake. On the other side, Sarkar lakes / creek should have some fish around as well.

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    Specifically which water bodies will you be travelling? In general, yes, August/September is great for freshwater silvers at most streams. I would say that Neck may be the only system slowing down by then, as they are getting busy now.

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    Thanks for the input all, much appreciated. Smpow, I'm thinking I may end up spending most of the time at Salmon Bay, but Red Bay and others would certainly be options. I am open to suggestions. Do you have experience with any of the streams up there specifically, or other recommendations? I'd love your thoughts. I am hoping to potentially combine fishing activities with some deer hunting, too (I know it's early for low-elevation deer but I figure worth a try). Thanks!

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    108 creek is a short stream a few miles N of Neck in Whale Pass that has a silver run. I have not fished Salmon Bay Lake/stream system, but know that it would be productive that time of year. Red is also a rather short system that will get road pressure that time of year. You are much less likely to see other folks at Salmon Bay. Good luck.

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    Awesome. Thanks smpow. I'm very excited about the trip. Have you seen many deer around that time of year?

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    I have fished both salmon bay and red bay (the creeks and lake outlets) just a little later than that ; and they both had silvers. I'm not sure about the logistics of getting near to the creeks with a sailboat given the tidal currents/depths, wind, obstructions, and passages, but if you are able to do it you should find some fish. I did see just a few deer at both places. People catch silvers in the salt in the area outside whale pass/neck lake; which is enhanced by hatcheries. Plenty of videos on you-tube of this.

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