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    Default Markers when halibut shore fishing?

    Was reading an old thread on halibut fishing and someone mentioned a 2 mile distance that you can't fish from I think April 1st to June 30th. It was because you could catch a king I'm thinking. Can someone help me understand this? Does this mean I can not shore cast for halibut in areas like Anchor River and Kasilof until the 1st of July?

    Also, how do you know where the markers are and is the fishing closed inside or outside of the markers?

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    I believe the rules are the same for Kasilof and Anchor. It is pictured in the reg book where the closure is. I think it is about page 3 or 4. The markers are usually laid on the shoreline (at least in the Dp crk area) just about the time the closure takes place. They are big orange triangles. You may NOT fish from shore from April till July first inside the closed area. This is to prevent the catch of river spawning king salmon heading to the river mouths.
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    Not to be that guy but its in the regulations. They have a pretty clear map. I believe it's near the front under cook inlet saltwater regulations. I'm sure it's online too.

    Last year all fishing was closed within a mile of the beach in the special king zone. Normally it's only closed around the river mouths.

    It was a dumb rule cause they still allowed catch and release for kings In the kenai but not the ocean? And then you still couldn't fish for halibut or other fish.

    The markers are orange or red squares on the beach

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    So what happens if you catch a king outside of the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eatsleepfish View Post
    So what happens if you catch a king outside of the area?
    It dies and gets eaten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redleader View Post
    It dies and gets eaten.
    So you don't have to release the king. You still need a king stamp though right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eatsleepfish View Post
    So you don't have to release the king. You still need a king stamp though right?
    The regs cover this pretty well.

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    Read the regs................please.

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    Just got off the phone with Jason from the Soldotna fish and game about fishin the beach at kasilof ocean side and he said halibut/kings are fine to fish for. Ninilchic and below are off limits.


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