Ak Fishing News: Homer Fishing Lagoon Openings and Education Opportunities
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From an ADFG News Release:
A portion of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, formerly called the Homer Spit Fishin’ Hole, will be open to fishing only by youths 15 years of age and younger on Saturday, August 4, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The youth-only fishing area will be posted. The remainder of the Fishing Lagoon will be open to fishing to anglers of any age.
The ADF&G Mobile Aquatic classroom, Fish and Game staff, and volunteers will be on hand from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to conduct free educational activities and to assist kids. Activities will include how to set up fishing gear, how to tie fishing knots, and how to identify adult and juvenile fish, as well as catch-and-release demonstrations and more. Fishing gear will be available for kids to use. Frameable photos of kids with their catch will be provided upon request.
All other sport fishing regulations remain in effect for the Fishing Lagoon. The daily bag and possession limit is 6 silver salmon of any size. The lagoon area is closed to snagging until further notice.
Youth fisheries were established by the Alaska State Legislature and implemented by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to provide special opportunity for young people to catch fish. The final Youth Fishing Day at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon in 2007 will be Saturday, August 18.
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