(Released: August 02, 2017 - Expired: August 14, 2017)

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: Carol Kerkvliet, Area Management Biologist
(907) 235-8191

China Poot Personal Use Sockeye Salmon Fishery Liberalized

(Homer) - The personal use bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the China Poot Creek dip net fishery will increase from six fish to 25 fish per day effective Friday, August 4, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. and the season is extended through 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017.

On August 1, 2017, a stream survey was conducted in the area open for personal use fishing and approximately 700 sockeye salmon were counted. In order to maximize harvest opportunity of stocked sockeye salmon while minimally impacting wild pink salmon, it is justified to increase the bag and possession limit to 25 sockeye salmon and extend the season through August 14.

All other regulations remain in effect. This includes removal of both tips of the tail fin before concealing the sockeye salmon from plain view or before transporting the salmon from shore. All king, pink, chum and coho salmon caught must be released immediately and returned to the water unharmed.

If you have any questions, please contact the ADF&G Homer Office at (907) 235-8191.