Area Management Biologist
June 24, 2016
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reinstating the annual limit of five king salmon over 20 inches in length in the area open to fishing for king salmon on the Little Susitna River. In addition, anglers will be allowed to harvest king salmon in this fishery seven days per week. These changes will be in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 through the remainder of the king salmon sport fishing season, which closes at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.
As of June 23, 2,463 king salmon have passed the Little Susitna weir. The department expects these actions will result in the harvest of roughly 350 kings, which will not impact the projected escapement.
The annual limit of two king salmon 20 inches or greater in length harvested in the Susitna River drainage, excluding Deshka River and the Little Susitna River, remains in effect. Anglers may use bait and multiple hooks in the Deshka River. While bait is not allowed in the Little Susitna River, anglers can use multiple hooks.
All other emergency orders for Susitna River drainage units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 remain in effect.
The area open to king salmon fishing includes all waters of the Little Susitna River from its confluence with Cook Inlet upstream to the Parks Highway Bridge. All standard regulations on page 46 of the Southcentral Regulation Summary booklet apply.
For more information, contact Sam Ivey at (907) 746-6300.