KASILOF proposals... king sanctuary above the bridge
Proposal 228 seeks to create a Kasilof late run king salmon sanctuary above the bridge July 1 thru Aug 31.
A related proposal (231) seeks to prohibit boat fishing in this area from July 1 thru Aug 15 as a means of protecting spawning chinook salmon.
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone."
The KeenEye MD
I say no, The wild run of king numbers seem to be coming up. I have not fished late season though and i dont know what the numbers are but how many fish are caught upstream compared to downstream? How many anglers would be forced downstream of the bridge if this went through. If fish and game thinks that it will bring king numbers up then i would like to see their numbers they have now and what they think this will do to benifit the fishery. vance
Does it really matter if the terminal fishery continues? The conservation effort would be passed on to the sportfish angler while kings are caught as by-catch in the terminal fishery. The second run kings need attention. My fear is the recent research into there numbers will be squewed (sp?) due to the research being conducted while there is a terminal fishery going on. Maybe they are counting the kings caught in commercial nets and counting them in the data, but I have not heard that.