Hauled some frieght from Deshka landing to Alexander Creek yesterday and took some time to moniter the F&G fishwheels on the way there and back. Saw five fish total, all Pinks and all small. No seals at the normal places (mouth of Yetna and Five fingers).
The creek is dead for silvers, small ones with lots of net marks. Now dont get me wrong this isnt a lets get rid of commercial fishing rant. Everyones hollering for thier fair share, Comm guys and sport fisherman. I myself support the subsistance guy the most. I see everyone is concerned for the survival of their industry. I dont have to worry about that anymore. The lodges at Alexander have been closed for five years now. When I moved here there were around 40 year round residents. Now there are eleven. At first I thought what killed this creek was over fishing by sportfisherman, the lodges and guides, and the Europeans. Dont get me wrong I still feel that is true but now I am watching what is happening to our fisheries wverywhere and it is alarming. Are we going to watch our fisheries disappear?