Does anyone know what the silvers will be looking like in the Knik Arm Management Area - since they apparently have been held up for a while in the lower river?
Copied verbatim from: http://www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/...lerreport.html
ANGLERS ARE NOW ALLOWED TO HARVEST COHO (SILVER) SALMON IN WATERS OF THE KNIK ARM MANAGEMENT AREA
- Beginning Tuesday, September 11, at 12:01 a.m., anglers may again possess coho salmon in the Knik Arm drainages, which is described as the Knik Arm area on pages 33-35 of the 2007 Southcentral Alaska sport fishing regulation booklet. Popular coho salmon systems in the Knik Arm area include the Little Susitna River, Jim Creek, Wasilla Creek / Rabbit Slough, and Cottonwood Creek.
- Water levels have risen significantly on the Little Susitna River, which is a Northern Cook Inlet "index" stream for coho. The high waters have encouraged a large number of coho salmon that were holding in the lower river to migrate upstream through the department weir. The Little Susitna River weir count is now 13,801 coho, which surpasses the lower end of the escapement goal range of 10,100 ? 17,700 coho salmon. Based on these numbers it is no longer necessary to restrict the coho salmon sport fishery in the Knik Arm area waters.
- The daily limits for salmon (other than king salmon) 16 inches or longer are 3 per day and 3 in possession, only 2 per day and 2 in possession may be coho salmon, except at the Eklutna Power Plant tailrace, where all 3 salmon may be coho salmon.
- For more information, contact the ADF&G Palmer area office at (907) 746-6300.