(Released: August 12, 2020 - Expired: August 15, 2020)

Area Management Biologist
(907) 746-6300

Eklutna Tailrace Youth-Only Coho Salmon Fishery on August 15

(Palmer) - The 2020 Eklutna Tailrace Coho Salmon Youth-Only Fishery will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The Eklutna Tailrace Youth-Only Fishery allows anglers 15 years and younger to fish from the confluence with the Knik River upstream to the pedestrian bridge. The Eklutna Tailrace is located at mile 3.5 on the Old Glenn Highway. Sections dedicated to this Youth-Only fishing are closed to anglers 16 years and up, including catch-and-release, but the remainder of the Tailrace will be open to fishing for anglers of all ages.

“Eklutna is a great atmosphere to teach kids how to fish, watch them in action, and relive your childhood. After all, fishing is fun at any age!” stated Area Management Biologist Sam Ivey. “This Youth-Only Fishery is the perfect opportunity to let kids' fish without the pressure of adults fishing next to them.”

Remember, youth anglers do not need a sport fishing license. Anglers are allowed to use bait and multiple hooks, meaning no more than two single hooks or two treble hooks per line. While adults may assist youth anglers with baiting a hook, casting, and landing a fish, youth anglers need to set the hook themselves and the section dedicated to youth-only fishing is closed to anglers 16 years and up, during that time. The daily bag and possession limit is three coho salmon.

For additional information, please review page 40 of the 2020 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet or contact the ADF&G Palmer office at (907) 746-6300.