Restrictions on sport fishing announced

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced summer sport fishing regulations Wednesday, limiting fishing for king salmon in the Kasilof, Kenai, Ninilchik and Anchor rivers, as well as the salt waters of Cook Inlet. .

Kasiloff River

On the Kasilof, from 12:01 a.m. on May 1 to 11:59 p.m. on June 30, the catch and possession limit for king salmon 20 inches or more in length is two hatchery-produced fish, which are recognizable by a healed adipose fin. -clip scar. In addition, only one single hook lure can be used – baited, unbaited or with an artificial lure. Naturally produced kings must be freed.

For the late run — 12:01 a.m. July 1 to 11:59 p.m. July 31 — the sack and possession limit for kings 20 inches or longer is one. The same hook restrictions apply and naturally generated kings must be released.

Kenai River

Effective 12:01 a.m. July 1 through July 31 on the Kenai, fishing for King Salmon is restricted to catch and release only from the mouth of the river upstream to the ADF&G regulatory marker at the exit of Lake Skilak. Only one unbaited single hook lure can be used.

Cooking starter

From 12:01 a.m. on May 1 to 11:49 a.m. on July 31, the annual limit for king salmon 20 inches or larger will be reduced from five to two fish in the salt waters of Cook Inlet north of the latitude of Bluff Point, and the king’s fishery is closed within a mile of shore in the area.

Anchor River

In Anchor River and Deep Creek, from 12:01 a.m. May 21 to 11:59 p.m. June 22, King’s sport fishing is limited to catch and release only. Anglers may use only one unbaited single hook artificial lure.

Ninilchik River

Effective 12:01 a.m. on May 28 until 11:59 p.m. on October 31, the catch and possession limits for 20-inch or larger Ninilchik River king salmon will increase from one to two hatchery kings. Catch and possession limits for kings under 20 inches will be limited to 10 hatchery salmon.

Also, bait is allowed, but gear is limited to a single hook lure, from 12:01 a.m. May 28 to 11:59 p.m. July 15.

Contact journalist Camille Botello at [email protected]


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