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
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Advisory Announcement
(Released: December 27, 2021 - Expires: December 31, 2022)

CONTACT: Colton Lipka
Area Management Biologist
(907) 262-9368

Retention of All Species of Fish Prohibited from East and West Mackey, Sevena, Union, and Derks Lakes in 2022

(Soldotna) - Sport fishing will be allowed at East and West Mackey, Sevena, Union, and Derks lakes; however, the retention of all species of fish is prohibited at these lakes (catch-and-release fishing only). These restrictions are effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 1 through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022.

From 2014-2017, East and West Mackey, Sevena, Union, and Derks lakes were successfully treated with rotenone to eradicate nonnative northern pike. As part of the treatment plan, Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff captured and transported approximately 92,000 native fish from Soldotna Creek to these lakes to aid in the restoration of the native fish populations. Continuation of these restrictions from 2018 through 2022 are needed to protect these native fish until they have established sustainable populations.

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka or Assistant Area Management Biologist Jenny Gates at (907) 262-9368.

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