Ak Fishing News: Ayakulik Drainage Re-Opens for Kings
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From an ADFG News Release:
As of July 2, 2007, the Ayakulik River drainage has been re-opened to fishing for king salmon. Limits for king salmon will return to the previous limits of 10 per day and 10 in possession for king salmon under 20 inches in length; for king salmon 20 inches or greater in length the limit is three per day and three in possession, only two of which may be over 28 inches in length. The use of bait will also be permitted in the Ayakulik River drainage.
As of 8:00 p.m. July 1, the weir count for king salmon was 4,832 fish. The unexpected strong showing of king salmon late in the return puts escapement estimates over the lower end of the escapement goal and justifies reopening the Ayakulik River drainage to sport fishing for king salmon.
This emergency order does not affect sport fishing for sockeye (red) salmon in the Ayakulik River drainage, which remains closed. It also does not affect the Karluk River drainage, which continues to remain closed to sport fishing for king salmon and to the use of bait. The regulatory spawning ground closure for king salmon, which closes sport fishing for king salmon from July 26 – December 31 each year, also remains in effect.
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