(Released: July 30, 2019 - Expired: August 04, 2019)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Sam Ivey, Area Management Biologist
(Palmer) - The Fish Creek Youth-Only Fishery will open on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 - 4, 2019, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. The 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 weekend-only fishery for anglers of all ages will commence on the second Saturday in August, which in 2019 is August 10 (the regulation summary booklet on page 41 incorrectly lists this date as August 12).
The Youth-Only Fisheries are open to anglers 15 years and younger and 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 contact Area Management Biologist Sam Ivey at (907) 746-6300.