Monday, May 29, 2006
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The regulation reads "A sport fishing guide and sport fishing crew member working on a charter vessel in the salt waters of Southeast Alaska, excluding the Yakutat area may not retain fish while clients are on board the vessel."
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An all-accesible pier and picnic tables are available. The USFS says "Bring your pole and get some fishing tips from the Forest Service experts."
Further down the Kenai, the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce is hosting another kids' fishing event on the same day. (Check to confirm the date; the website says both June 10 and June 11)
The Chamber says there will be "a big fish contest and casting contests with the large fish going on to state and national competition, plus locally sponsored prizes. All events are free to kids under the age of 16. Enjoy the picnic provided for contestants and families."
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"Although Willow Creek supports a popular rainbow trout fishery, the number of trout spawning in Willow Creek is unknown," the ADFG news release noted. "The goal of the study is to collect information to help the Division sustain the fishery through appropriate management."
"Tagged rainbow trout may move to other tributaries of the Susitna River. Anyone catching a tagged rainbow trout is asked to note the tag number and contact the Division of Sport Fish with the number plus the location and date of capture. Please do not remove the tag from the fish."
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced recently that sport fishing regulations for king salmon will be liberalized in the marine waters of District 8 near Petersburg and Wrangell from May 1 through July 15, 2006.
In January the Alaska Board of Fisheries (Board) approved a Stikine River king salmon management plan for commercial and sport fisheries in District 8. For sport anglers, this management plan includes provisions to liberalize the sport fishery in years when an allowable catch exists for Stikine River king salmon. The liberalized sport fishing regulations will be in effect in the salt waters of Sections 8-A and 8-B. Read the entire news release (with maps) >>>
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has made a correction to an announcement issued Monday May 8th that established the sport fishing bag and possession limits, mandatory retention and a nonresident annual limit established for non-pelagic rockfish (demersal shelf rockfish) for the 2006 season. The correction is for yelloweye rockfish. The following regulations become effective
Ø The resident and nonresident bag limit is three non-pelagic rockfish only one of which can be a yelloweye; all non-pelagic rockfish caught must be retained until the bag limit is reached.
Ø The nonresident annual limit is three yelloweye rockfish.
Ø Charter operators and crewmembers may not retain non-pelagic rockfish while clients are on board the vessel.
These regulations apply in all marine waters of
The Board of Fisheries during the February 2006 meeting cited biological concerns over recent sport fishery harvests of non-pelagic rockfish (demersal shelf rockfish) and adopted provisions for the sport fishery to curtail harvest. The Board allocated 16% of the total allowable biological catch to the sport fishery which equates to 66 metric tons for the 2006 season. The provisions being instituted for the 2006 season are anticipated to reduce the non-pelagic rockfish harvest by 30-35% from 2004-2005 levels. Read the news release >>>
Effective Saturday, May 13, the bag and possession limit for rainbow trout in
In past years, over 106,000 rainbows were released every year into
With such low numbers available for stocking, the department wants to allow anglers to fish them, but limit the harvest to help ensure good fishing throughout the summer. On the bright side, this summer’s rainbow trout will be much larger than other years, about 12 inches long, and they will weigh about half a pound at the time they are released. Bosch expects these larger fish to be very popular this summer. Read entire news release >>>
The report says, "The Bristol Bay Management Area contains some of the world's most productive waters for all five species of Pacific salmon as well as rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, Arctic char, and Dolly Varden. Anglers can also find northern pike, lake trout, burbot, and several species of whitefish. Popular major drainages include the Nushagak/ Mulchatna rivers, the Wood River lakes system, the Kvichak River and Lake Iliamna, the Naknek River and the Togiak River. The major rivers and lakes, as well as the many smaller tributaries, provide unparalleled angling opportunities."
The trap and sonar equipment are anchored to the river bottom so waters within 300 feet will be off limits. ADFG is recommending caution in the area because of the anchoring cables.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
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