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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 2-Southcentral News Release

(Released: August 14, 2014)


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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Cora Campbell, Commissioner

DIVISION OF SPORT FISH
Charles O. Swanton, Director

Contact:
Samantha Oslund
Assistant Area Management Biologist
Phone: (907) 746-6300

August 14, 2014

EKLUTNA TAILRACE YOUTH-ONLY SPORT FISHERY OPENS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

A portion of the Eklutna Tailrace from the confluence with the Knik River, up-stream to the pedestrian bridge, will be open for fishing only to anglers 15 years of age and younger on Saturday, August 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The remainder of the tailrace will be open to fishing for anglers of all ages. 

The bag and possession limit is three coho salmon 16 inches or longer and three in possession; the limit for coho salmon less than 16 inches is ten per day and ten in possession. All other sport fishing regulations for the Eklutna Tailrace, found on page 35 of the 2014 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Booklet, remain in effect.

The Eklutna Tailrace is located at mile 3.5 on the Old Glenn Highway.

Youth fisheries were established by the Alaska State Legislature and implemented by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to provide special opportunity for young people to catch fish.

 

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