(Released: August 07, 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

Contact: Lisa Evans, Assistant Director
(907) 267-2330

Eklutna Tailrace Voted the Nation’s Top Mom-Approved Fishing Location

(Eklutna Tailrace) – The results are in. The Eklutna Tailrace has been ranked as the Nation’s top Mom-Approved fishing location.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) conducted a six-week nationwide contest asking for people to rank the top Mom-Approved fishing location in each state. Voters from Alaska banded together and put the Eklutna Tailrace in the top spot with over 5,000 votes. The second place finisher was Cumberland Lake in Kentucky.

“We are thrilled to have the Eklutna Tailrace be voted the top Mom-Approved fishing location in the nation,” Lisa Evans, the Assistant Director for the Division of Sport Fish said. “This would not have been possible without the many people who took the time to cast their vote. It’s important to recognize the Alaska Outdoor Journal and their efforts to help promote the voting process. We could not have reached the top without the many votes that came in from AOJ’s Facebook followers. Thank you to all who voted!”

RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources.

The Eklutna Tailrace is located just outside Palmer and is stocked annually by ADF&G with king and coho salmon.

To find a comprehensive list of stocked lakes in Alaska, or to find other resources available to anglers, please visit www.wefishak.alaska.gov .

To view a complete list of the Top 10 Mom-Approved Fishing Locations in the Nation, please visit: https://www.takemefishing.org/blog/august-2018/top-10-mom-places-to-fish-and-boat/ .

For more information, contact Lisa Evans at 907-267-2330.