Parks Highway EO's
Just need a clarification, did they close the Parks highway streams for kings or make them catch-n-release only?
No he is asking did they close them to fishing, OR is it catch and release only.
Catch-and-release only on those days normally opened to king salmon fishing. Meaning C&R beginning May 15 through June 17, June 22-24, June 29-July 1. Closed to all fishing like it always is (usually in waters below the Parks Hwy, see page 26 in Regulation Booklet for boundaries) June 18-21, June 25-28, June 2-13.
• In all flowing waters of Unit 2, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed September 1–May 31, and only unbaited, artificial lures are allowed June 1–July 13. Bait allowed July 14–August 31.
• In waters open to king salmon fishing, fishing is not allowed between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. May 15–July 13.
• After taking a king salmon 20” or longer, a person may not fish for any species of fish in any water open to king salmon fishing during that same day.
Drainages of Caswell, Little Willow, and Sheep Creeks
FROM THEIR MOUTHS UPSTREAM TO THE PARKS HIGHWAY BRIDGES:
• Thissectionofeachdrainageisopentofishingforallspec ies ,including kingsalmon,January1–June17, June 22-24, and June 29-July 1. Daily limits for king salmon are: 20” or longer 1 per day/1 in possession, less than 20” 10 per day/10 in possession. Bag/possession limits for other species follow the general limits on page 25.
• Fishing is not allowed from 11:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m., May 15-July 13.
• This section of each drainage is closed to all fishing June 18-21, June 25-28, and July 2–13.
• This section of each drainage is open for all species except king salmon from July 14–
December 31, following the general limits on page 25.
UPSTREAM OF THE PARKS HIGHWAY BRIDGES:
• This section of each drainage is open year-round, following the general seasons and limits on page 25, and only one unbaited, single hook, artificial lure is allowed.
Release Lake Trout
This emergency order establishes a combined annual limit of two king salmon 20 inches or greater in length for fish harvested in the Susitna River drainage and the Little Susitna River. Any king salmon recorded before Wednesday, May 15, on the harvest portion of an Alaska sport fishing license or harvest record card does not count against the two king salmon annual limit after 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, but does count against the Cook Inlet annual limit of five king salmon.
And right below that is this EO
This emergency order limits sport fishing gear to one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure only when fishing in the Susitna River drainage. In addition, a person, after taking a king salmon 20 inches or greater in length, may not fish for any species of finfish on the same day in any waters open to sport fishing for king salmon in the Susitna River Drainage Area
This emergency order also prohibits the harvest of king salmon (any size) in Units 1 (except Deshka River), 2, 3, 5, and 6 of the Susitna River. Where harvest is prohibited, catch-and-release fishing is allowed. In the waters of Unit 2 open to king salmon fishing, fishing for trout and other species is not affected and is allowed as written in current regulation. The Deshka River is open to harvest of king salmon seven day per week; however, only one unbaited, single hook, artificial lure is allowed.
Within Unit 4 (Yentna drainage), except for the Talachulitna River, this emergency order allows harvest to occur each Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and prohibits the retention of king salmon (any size) each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, catch-and-release fishing is allowed, king salmon may not be retained or possessed, and king salmon caught may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately. The Talachulitna River is catch-and-release only seven days per week.
This emergency order is effective from 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, through 11:59 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Release Lake Trout