Ak Fishing News: Busking River Sockeye Bag Increases
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The bag and possession limit for Buskin River sockeye salmon 20 inches or longer increased from two per day to five per day and five in possession, effective Friday, June 15, through Sunday, July 15. The bag limit for sockeye salmon under 20 inches remains ten per day and ten in possession.
The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into Buskin Lake is a range of 8,000 to 13,000 fish. As of June 13, nearly 6,700 sockeye salmon have been counted through the Buskin weir and have entered Buskin Lake. Based on the past 10 year’s runs, projections indicate that 14,100 sockeye salmon could escape into Buskin Lake, which is above the upper end of the goal.
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