Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: August 01, 2018 - Expired: August 05, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Contact: Sam Ivey, Area Management Biologist
(907) 746-6300

Fish Creek Youth-Only Fishery on August 4 and 5

(Palmer) – The 2018 Fish Creek Youth-Only Fishery will take place from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, and Sunday, August 5.

The Fish Creek Youth-Only Fishery allows anglers 15 years and younger to fish for all species, except king salmon, in waters between the ADF&G markers at the mouth of Fish Creek and ADF&G markers ¼-mile upstream of Knik-Goose Bay Road. Fish Creek is located at Mile 16 on Knik-Goose Bay Road. All other sport fishing regulations remain in effect for Fish Creek. The daily bag and possession limit is three salmon; only two per day may be coho salmon.

The Youth-Only Fisheries were established by the Alaska State Legislature and implemented by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to provide a special opportunity for young people to get out and go fishing. Youth anglers do not need a sport fishing license. While adults can assist youth anglers in landing a fish, sections dedicated to Youth-Only fishing are closed to anglers 16 years and up, including catch-and-release, during that time.

For additional information, please review the page 41 of the 2018 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet or contact the ADF&G Palmer office at (907) 746-6300.