Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director

Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner

P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Advisory Announcement
(Released: August 12, 2021 - Expired: December 31, 2021)

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

Larson Creek Reopens to Sport Fishing for Salmon

(Palmer) – With sockeye salmon numbers now projecting to achieve the escapement goal at Larson Creek, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is allowing the retention of salmon, other than king salmon, on Larson Creek and within one-quarter mile of its confluence with the Talkeetna River effective 6:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. Anglers are reminded that this fishery is only open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily through August 15, and then the fishery is open 24 hours. The bag and possession limit is three salmon, of which no more than two per day and two in possession may be coho salmon.

“The sustainable escapement goal (SEG) for sockeye salmon in Larson Creek is 15,000-35,000 fish” stated Assistant Area Management Biologist Sam Oslund. “As of Thursday, August 12, a total of 13,033 sockeye salmon have passed the weir and the SEG is projected to be achieved. Reopening the creek provides an opportunity for anglers to do some late-season sockeye salmon fishing.”

The anticipated harvest from this action is not expected to reduce the spawning escapement below the SEG and all harvest takes place downstream of the weir.

For additional information, please contact Assistant Area Management Biologist Samantha Oslund at (907) 746-6300