Not like we didn't see this coming. I only hope they stop the commercial and set net operations as well.
With the King Numbers I saw in valley streams this past weekend it's probably a good thing. Fishing sucked on all creeks this past weekend.
You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...
Wow! that is huge
This should of happened way sooner then it did.....anyhow i'm glad too see dave rutz make the call.....
I have a feeling the russian is gonna be a little busy this weekend. This is something else. I hope this is the end of it.
I was telling a few people at work, may have mentioned on here somewhere as well, that it was coming. Good call, its though this year because it is fun to catch those hawgs, and the 4th is a big money maker, but hopefully it will produce better runs in the future.
Arcticman and above. They did shut it down. This sucks all around. I feel for everyone affected period, sport/commercial/everyone.
02: 06/11 11:30 am - UCI Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 2: Northern District king salmon commercial fishery closes for the remainder of the season
01: 05/20 03:15 pm - UCI Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 1: Northern District fishing periods reduced in time
As a yearly visitor to AK, I'm glad Fish & Game is managing AK's resources. No fish, no ysr_racer.
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The odd thing is that I learned of this closure last Saturday about 5-5:30 pm, after a visit to Sportsman's Warehouse here in Wasilla...It was posted on their fishing reports chart to the right of the entrance door.
Within fifteen minutes of posting the closure here( http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=57681 ),
I went to Alaska Outdoors Journal and the ADFG website and found no such evidence. Instead of asking an employee what the chart meant, I questioned the "closure of this weekend only fishery," and I deleted the post... I wondered if I had prematurely made a fool of myself, by "jumping the gun," and mixing up my information...Turns out I was right!
I'm glad you posted up to verify it..Thank you!
This may seem like a dumb question but does anybody think the flooding we had 4 years ago is the cause. What happened to the fish? Just over harvest, or enviormental issues? I am very curious to find out why the kings aren't returning this year.
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Shoulda happened sooner and it shoulda included all Upper Cook Inlet to include the Yentna, Talkeetna, Chulitna and Susitna Drainages. PERIOD, no if's ands or buts. Too politically challenging though, to protect the resource. The way I heard it, the lodges and guide services all have too many people already booked up for the remainder of the season and no one has the guts to do what is right for the fish. The almighty dollar trumps the fish....again.
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Clear Creek was very low so there were no boats attempting to go upstream. The fishing seemed pretty decent though if you like to battle it out with everybody else. Those willing to make the effort to hike a ways will get some fish, but you will have company. Fish Creek was producing reds at the mouth and then it seemed like the run ended immediately on Monday. If you are camping at the gravel bar at the confluence take precautions with your food and trash. There was a sow with three cubs raiding people's tents.
so i wonder with kings crashing all over the state....
how many are willing to give up and just NOT go fishing so they can recover....?
i for one am... have no intention of fishing kings down that way... nor on the KP.. there are easier ways to catch a few fish to eat. if nothing else... i will buy some.
or is it going to be melay madness.... over who gets first dibs?
i am betting on the later...
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