- rockn dc would like some direction as to where to fish kings from June 10th-18th.
- Sockeye Sam wants an update on the three orphaned cubs from last year.
- AlaskanAuthor threw out some observations he's made about sockeye fishing.
- Water_Gremlin wants to learn the basics for lake trout fishing.
- danattherock is planning on fishing for arctic char / dolly varden and wants to know if anyone has suggestions for good flies.
- Npole1 wants to know about hooligan dip netting around the Anchorage area.
- AKmud would like information on hunting black bass?
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
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Marine boat anglers returning to ports where and when on site ADF&G creel surveys are conducted will again be prohibited from filleting, mutilating, and de-heading sport caught lingcod, king salmon, coho salmon, and non-pelagic rockfish. Marine boat anglers returning to any port on the road system of the communities identified below, during the designated times, may not fillet, mutilate, or de-head these fish until the fish have been brought to shore and offloaded, unless the fish have been consumed or preserved onboard.
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PRODUCTS: 24 April 2006: The Talachulitna Creek and Talachulitna River are tributaries of the Susitna Drainage hosting some of the largest king salmon in the world. Using the right techniques during the peak of the run, the Talachulitna River will produce 20+ kings per day to the hand.
PRODUCTS: 24 April 2006: Lake Creek is a fun and exciting wild Alaska river. Just a short plane flight from Anchorage, float from the base of the Alaska range near Mt. McKinley for 60 miles to the Yentna River. Part of the Susitna River drainage, Lake Creek is home to some of the largest King Salmon in the world weighing in at over 50 pounds. Using the right techniques during the peak of the run, Lake Creek will produce 20+ kings per day to the hand.
Anglers may not fillet, mutilate, remove the head, or otherwise disfigure a
This regulation becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 1, and remains in effect through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2006.
Fishing for rainbow/steelhead trout, including catch-and-release, in the flowing waters of the
However, in 2005, many anglers were documented catching and releasing rainbows during this closed period while targeting Dolly Varden. Many of these anglers were removing rainbow trout from the water before releasing them. Prohibiting anglers from removing rainbow trout from the water during the spawning closure may reduce mortality of these incidentally-caught trout during a time period when the spawning fish may be more susceptible to handling mortality.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Alaska residents: bag and possession limit of three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length; no annual limit. The use of two rods per angler is allowed from October 2006 through March 2007. Nonresidents: bag and possession limit of two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length in May and one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length for the remainder of the year; an annual limit of four king salmon 28 inches or greater in length for the entire year.
These regulations apply in all marine waters of Southeast Alaska unless otherwise announced. The nonresident annual limit of four king salmon also applies in all freshwaters between Cape Suckling and Cape Fairweather. See the entire news release for more information >>>
Sunday, April 23, 2006
- akhuntnut is looking for a charter out of Seward?
- Michael Strahan would like more information on dipnetting reds in the Kenai; when is the best time?
- FB Don needs input on guides for kings on the Deshka?
- Doug from Anchorage is wondering about lead line vs floating line for shrimping?
- Eggy wants to know how to store five 600' lengths of lead line on a small boat and keep it tangle free.
- FISHN Man is getting a bait casting setup and needs suggestions.
- Akres wants to know the best fly for grayling?
- wannagofishing is planning a trip to Alaska this summer and would like suggestions for a time to halibut fish and location.
Monday, April 10, 2006
The agency also reported that "another change for 2006 is that halibut reporting in the saltwater logbook will be re-instituted. While halibut are a federally managed species, the department is currently exploring options to gain greater oversight and management of the halibut charter industry, an important fishery for Alaskan coastal communities. To that end, the department has committed to collect more accurate effort and harvest data from the halibut charter fleet."
Williams "was appointed to the Board of Fisheries for a three-year term that begins July 1, 2006. Williams has served on the federal Bureau of Land Management Northern Advisory Council and has been a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, variously chairing Finance, Audit, Pioneer Park and Capital Projects. Her appointment requires legislative confirmation and financial disclosure. Williams replaces Fred Bouse, also of Fairbanks, who did not seek reappointment."
“I was pleased to appoint Bonnie Williams to the Board of Fisheries,” said the governor. “She has a long and distinguished career of public service and I am confident that she will bring that public service ethic with her in her new role as a member of the Board of Fisheries.”