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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Emergency Orders and News Releases - Southcentral
Sport Fishing


EO Number News Release Area Brief Synopsis
07/29/15 Mat-Su The Fish Creek Youth-only Fishery Will Open On Saturday And Sunday, August 1-2, From 6:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. Each day. The Youth-only Fishery Allows Anglers Age 15 And Younger To Fish For All species, Except King salmon, In Waters Between ADF&g Marker ...
  Contact: Samantha Oslund
2-RS-1-51-15 07/28/15 Kenai The Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Will Be Open 24 Hours Per day, Beginning Tonight At 11:00 p.m., Through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 31.
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-RS-1-50-15 07/28/15 Kenai The Sport Fishing Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye Salmon 16 Inches Or Longer In The Kenai River Downstream Of Skilak Lake Will Be Increased To Six Per day, Twelve In possession, Beginning 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 29. This Includes The Flowing ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-PS-6-49-15 07/28/15 Prince William Sound The Port Of Valdez Pink Salmon Bag And Possession Limits Will Increase To 12 Salmon Per day, 24 In possession, Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The Increased Limit Is Effective For All Marine Waters North Of Line From Entrance Point To ...
  Contact: Mike Thalhauser
07/28/15 Kenai A portion Of The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon Will Open For Fishing Only To Anglers Age 15 And Younger On Saturday, August 1, From 12:01 a.m. To 11:59 p.m. The Youth-only Sport Fishing Area Will Be posted. The Remainder Of The Fishing Lagoon Will Be Op ...
  Contact: Mike Booz
2-KS-1-48-15 07/24/15 Kenai The Use Of Bait And Multiple Hooks Is Restored In The Kasilof River From Its Mouth Upstream To The Sterling Highway bridge, Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 25, Through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2015.
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-1-47-15 07/24/15 Kenai Retention Of King Salmon In The Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Will Be Restored Beginning 6:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25.
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-1-46-15 07/24/15 Kenai Starting On 12:01am, Saturday, July 25, The Use Of bait/scent In The Kenai River Will Be Allowed From Its mouth, Upstream To Regulatory Markers Located At The Outlet Of Skilak Lake. King Salmon Fishing Will Remain Restricted To Those Waters Downstre ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-RS-2-45-15 07/22/15 Mat-Su The Fish Creek Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Will Open At 6:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, And Close At 11:00 p.m., Friday, July 31. Dipnetting For Salmon Will Be Allowed Only Between 6:00 a.m. And 11:00 p.m. Each day.
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-RS-4-44-15 07/21/15 Kodiak The Limit For Sockeye Salmon In The Saltery Cove Drainage Is Increased To 10 Per day, 10 In Possession Beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 23 For The Remainder Of The season. The Escapement Goal For Sockeye Salmon Into The Saltery Cove Drainage Is ...
  Contact: Donn Tracy
07/13/15 Kenai The Bag And Possession Limits For Sockeye Salmon At The Russian River/ Kenai River Fly-fishing-only area, Downstream To Skilak Lake On The Upper Kenai River Returns To Three Per day, Six In Possession Beginning Wednesday, July 15. These Regulations ...
  Contact: Jason Pawluk
2-TC-7-43-15 07/09/15 Kenai All Noncommercial (subsistence, Personal use, And sport) Tanner Crab Fisheries In Registration Area H will Remain Closed For The 2015–2016 season. This Comprises Waters Of Cook Inlet (Including Kachemak Bay And Kamishak Bay) And The North Gulf Coast. ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-RS-4-42-15 07/02/15 Kodiak Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, The Pasagshak River Drainage Is Closed To Sport Fishing For Sockeye salmon.
  Contact: Donn Tracy
2-KS-2-41-15 07/01/15 Mat-Su Bait Will Be Allowed In The Little Susitna River From Its Mouth Upstream To The Parks Highway Beginning At 6:00 a.m., Friday, July 3 through The End Of The King Salmon Season On July 13. Sport Fishing Gear And Time Restrictions Implemented On The Lit ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-RS-1-40-15 06/30/15 Kenai Due To a strong Return Of Sockeye Salmon Into The Kasilof River, Emergency Orders Have Been Issued To Liberalize The Kasilof River Personal Use And Sport fisheries, Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-RS-1-39-15 06/30/15 Kenai Due To a strong Return Of Sockeye Salmon Into The Kasilof River, Emergency Orders Have Been Issued To Liberalize The Kasilof River Personal Use And Sport fisheries, Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-2-38-15 06/26/15 Mat-Su The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Is Restoring The Annual Limit To Five King Salmon 20 Inches Or Greater In Length Harvested In The Deshka River Or Little Susitna River.
  Contact: Samantha Oslund
2-KS-1-37-15 06/25/15 Kenai The Use Of Bait And Multiple Hooks Is Prohibited In The Kasilof River From Its Mouth Upstream To The Sterling Highway bridge, Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2015. Anglers May Use Only One unbaited, Single ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-1-36-15 06/25/15 Kenai Retention Of King Salmon In The Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Will Be Prohibited In 2015. Any King Salmon Caught Incidentally May Not Be Removed From The Water And Must Be Released Immediately unharmed. The Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-1-35-15 06/25/15 Kenai The Use Of Bait Will Be Prohibited In The Kenai River From Its Mouth Upstream To An Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Marker At The Outlet Of Skilak Lake From 12:01 a.m. On Wednesday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 31.
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-2-34-15 06/24/15 Mat-Su Beginning 6:00 a.m., Thursday, June 25, The Closed Waters Markers On The Little Susitna River Will Be Moved From 2,000 To 1,500 Below The Fish Counting weir.
  Contact: Samantha Oslund
2-KS-6-33-15 06/24/15 Prince William Sound Snagging Will Be Permitted In The Waters Of Flemming Spit Lagoon In The Cordova Terminal Harvest Area Beginning At 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 25, Through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2015.
  Contact: Mike Thalhauser
2-KS-7-32-15 06/24/15 Kenai Snagging Will Be Permitted In The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon And Waters Adjacent To The Lagoon Excluding The Homer Boat Harbor From Noon On Friday, June 26 Through 11:59 p.m. On Sunday, June 28.
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
06/24/15 Anchorage The 2015 Youth-only Fishery For King Salmon On Campbell Creek In Anchorage Will Take Place From 6 a.m. To 10 p.m. On June 27 And 28.
  Contact: Jay Baumer
2-KS-4-31-15 06/23/15 Kodiak The Entire Monashka Creek Drainage And The Waters Of Monashka Bay Shoreward Of a straight Line Extending From Miller Point To Termination Point Are Closed To Sport Fishing For King Salmon Effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 25. This Closure Prohibit ...
  Contact: Tyler Polum
2-RS-4-30-15 06/22/15 Kodiak The Sport Fishing Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye salmon, 20 Inches Or Greater In length, In The Dog Salmon River Drainage Has Been Increased To 10 fish. This Emergency Order Will Be In Effect Beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 23.
  Contact: Tyler Polum
2-RS-1-29-15 06/22/15 Kenai The Russian River Sanctuary Area Will Be Open To Sockeye Salmon Sport Fishing Beginning At 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23rd. There Is a map Of The Area On Page 66 Of The 2015 Southcentral Regulation booklet.
  Contact: Jason Pawluk
2-RS-1-28-15 06/22/15 Kenai The Russian River Sanctuary Area Will Be Open To Sockeye Salmon Sport Fishing Beginning At 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23rd. There Is a map Of The Area On Page 66 Of The 2015 Southcentral Regulation booklet.
  Contact: Jason Pawluk
2-KS-7-27-15 06/19/15 Kenai The Annual Limit Of Five King Salmon 20” Or Longer Has Been Restored To The Cook Inlet Annual Limit For Fish Harvested In The Ninilchik River And All Marine Waters South Of The Latitude Of The Mouth Of The Ninilchik River To The Latitude Of Bluff Poi ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-RS-4-26-15 06/19/15 Kodiak The Sport Fishing Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye salmon, 20 Inches Or Greater In length, In The Ayakulik River Drainage Has Been Increased To 10 fish.
  Contact: Tyler Polum
2-KS-2-25-15 06/17/15 Mat-Su Due To An Increased Number Of King Salmon Returning To The Little Susitna River, The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Is Lifting Restrictions Previously Placed On The King Salmon fishery.
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-KS-4-24-15 06/17/15 Kodiak Beginning At 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 19, Sport Fishing For King Salmon In The Ayakulik River Drainage Is closed. As An Added Measure To Reduce The Probability Of Hooking Mortality On Incidentally Caught King salmon, The Use Of Bait Is Prohibited Wi ...
  Contact: Tyler Polum
06/17/15 Mat-Su 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 Age 15 And Younger On Saturday, June 20 From 6:00am-6:00pm. The Remainder Of The Tailrace Will Be Op ...
  Contact: Samantha Oslund
2-RS-4-23-15 06/15/15 Kodiak The Sport Fishing Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye salmon, 20 Inches Or Greater In length, In The Karluk River Drainage Has Been Increased To 10 fish. This Emergency Order Will Be In Effect Beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 16.
  Contact: Tyler Polum
2-RS-4-22-15 06/15/15 Kodiak The Sport Fishing Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye salmon, 20 Inches Or Greater In length, In The Afognak River Drainage Has Been Increased To 10 fish. This Emergency Order Will Be In Effect Beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 16.
  Contact: Tyler Polum
2-KS-7-21-15 06/11/15 Kenai Due To a strong Number Of King Salmon Returning To The Anchor River, The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Is Lifting Restrictions Previously Placed On King Salmon Fishing In The Anchor River And Nearby Marine waters.
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-KS-7-20-15 06/11/15 Kenai Due To a strong Number Of King Salmon Returning To The Anchor River, The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Is Lifting Restrictions Previously Placed On King Salmon Fishing In The Anchor River And Nearby Marine waters.
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-KS-2-19-15 06/11/15 Mat-Su The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Is Lifting Sport Fishing Gear Restrictions Implemented In The Deshka River In Advance Of The King Salmon season. The Use Of Bait And Multiple Hooks Will Be Allowed Effective 6:00 a.m., Saturday, June 13 Through ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-RS-4-18-15 06/10/15 Kodiak The Sport Fishing Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye salmon, 20 Inches Or Greater In length, In The Buskin River Drainage Has Been Increased To 5 fish. The Bag And Possession Limit For Sockeye salmon, Less Than 20 inches, Remains At 10 fish. This ...
  Contact: Tyler Polum
06/03/15 Southcentral A portion Of The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon On The Homer Spit Will Open For Fishing Only To Anglers Age 15 And Younger On Saturday, June 6, From 12:01 a.m. To 11:59 p.m. The Youth-only Sport Fishing Area Will Be posted. The Remainder Of The Fishing L ...
  Contact: Mike Booz
2-KS-2-17-15 05/27/15 Mat-Su Sport Fishing Within 2,000 Feet Immediately downstream, And 300 Feet upstream, Of The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game’s Fish Counting Weir On The Little Susitna River At River Mile 32.5 Is Closed To All Sport Fishing Beginning 6:00 a.m., Friday, M ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
05/26/15 Southcentral Southcentral Anglers Are Advised That Errors Are Present In The 2015 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Booklet. ADF&g Has Identified Inadvertent Errors In The Printed Copy Of The 2015 Regulation booklet. The Following Errors Have ...
  Contact: Matt Miller
2-RT-2-16-15 05/22/15 Anchorage The Sport Fishery On Otter Lake, Located On Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) In Anchorage, Is Being Liberalized To Allow Harvest Of 10 rainbow/steelhead Trout Per day, 10 In possession, With No Size Limit Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, 20 ...
  Contact: Mike Thalhauser
04/29/15 Kenai The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Division Of Sport Fish Will Hold Its 16th Annual Kenai Peninsula Salmon Celebration On Wednesday, May 6, From 10:00 a.m. To 2:00 p.m. At The Johnson Lake State Park Campground In Kasilof.
  Contact: Jenny Cope
2-KS-4-15-15 04/13/15 Kodiak Marine Boat Anglers Returning To Ports Within The Kodiak Road System Will Be Prohibited From filleting, mutilating, And De-heading Sport Caught King Salmon at-sea. Marine Boat Anglers Returning To Any Port On The Road System From May 31 - August 31 m ...
  Contact: Donn Tracy
2-KS-4-14-15 04/07/15 Kodiak King Salmon Fishing On The Karluk River Will Be Closed By Emergency Order Beginning 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 1, Through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015. King Salmon Incidentally Caught May Not Be Removed From The Water And Must Be Released Immedia ...
  Contact: Donn Tracy
2-KS-4-13-15 04/07/15 Kodiak King Salmon Fishing In The Ayakulik River Will Be Restricted By Emergency Order To Nonretention (Catch-and-release only), Beginning 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 1, Through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015. King Salmon Caught May Not Be Removed From The ...
  Contact: Donn Tracy
2-RCL-7-12-15 02/24/15 Kenai Low Density Of Mature And Juvenile Razor Clams In The Ninilchik And Clam Gulch Areas Have Resulted In The Closure Of All Eastside Cook Inlet Beaches To Clamming In 2015. The Closure Prohibits The Taking Of Any Clam Species From Eastside Beaches And w ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-RCL-7-11-15 02/24/15 Kenai Low Density Of Mature And Juvenile Razor Clams In The Ninilchik And Clam Gulch Areas Have Resulted In The Closure Of All Eastside Cook Inlet Beaches To Clamming In 2015. The Closure Prohibits The Taking Of Any Clam Species From Eastside Beaches And w ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-KS-2-10-15 02/19/15 Mat-Su Anglers Are Advised that, In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Susitna River And Little Susitna River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 In The Susitna River Drainage (U ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-KS-2-09-15 02/19/15 Mat-Su Anglers Are Advised that, In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Susitna River And Little Susitna River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 In The Susitna River Drainage (U ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-KS-2-08-15 02/19/15 Mat-Su Anglers Are Advised that, In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Susitna River And Little Susitna River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 In The Susitna River Drainage (U ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-KS-2-07-15 02/19/15 Mat-Su Anglers Are Advised that, In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Susitna River And Little Susitna River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 In The Susitna River Drainage (U ...
  Contact: Sam Ivey
2-KS-1-06-15 02/19/15 Kenai To Ensure Continued Successful King Salmon Spawning Populations In 2015, The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Is Implementing The Following Changes To The Sport Fishery On The Kasilof River, Effective Friday, May 1 through Tuesday, June 30.
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-1-05-15 02/19/15 Kenai Kenai River Anglers Are Advised that, In An Effort To Meet The Early-run King Salmon Escapement Goal In 2015, The Early-run Fishery Will Be Closed As follows:
  Contact: Robert Begich
2-KS-7-04-15 02/19/15 Kenai Anglers Are Advised That In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Anchor River, Deep Creek And Ninilchik River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect From Wednesday, April 1 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015: ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-KS-7-03-15 02/19/15 Kenai Anglers Are Advised That In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Anchor River, Deep Creek And Ninilchik River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect From Wednesday, April 1 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015: ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-KS-7-02-15 02/19/15 Kenai Anglers Are Advised That In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Anchor River, Deep Creek And Ninilchik River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect From Wednesday, April 1 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015: ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
2-KS-7-01-15 02/19/15 Kenai Anglers Are Advised That In An Effort To Meet King Salmon Escapement Goals In The Anchor River, Deep Creek And Ninilchik River drainages, The Following Sport Fishing Restrictions Are In Effect From Wednesday, April 1 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015: ...
  Contact: Carol Kerkvliet
02/18/15 Kenai In An Effort To Better Assess Early And Late Run King Salmon Abundance On The Kenai River In 2015, The Alaska Department Of Fish And Game Will Begin Using Sonar Estimates From a site At River Mile 14 Instead Of Sonar Estimates From a site At River Mi ...
  Contact: Robert Begich
02/13/15 Kenai The Division Of Sport Fish Aquatic Education Program’s Annual Ice Fishing Event Is Scheduled For Wednesday, February 18th. The Event Is For Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Elementary School Classes That Are Participating In Alaska Department ...
  Contact: Jenny Cope