The regulation on the ADF&G website reads:How is that enforced? When I was dipping on the N bank of the Kasilof each time I would catch a fish, I would beat it, pop it's gills, clip the tail and throw it in my cooler on the shore. I did not record my catch prior to what the reg would consider "consealing" because there were only 5 lines to record catches and I was planning to fish all day and didn't want to just leave my fish in the sun. I waited until the end of the day when I was done fishing to record my catch on my permit. I saw everyone around me doing about the same thing. Am I to assume that the ADF&G aren't going to be walking the beach checking harvest records while you are currently dipping and that it's going to be something like a checkpoint after leaving the area in your vehicle?The salmon must be recorded on the permit before it is concealed from plain view, such as put in a cooler, or before the salmon is transported from the fishing site, such as your vehicle.
I want to obey the regs, but marking your card before placing each fish in the cooler to keep your catch fresh is in my mind not the way the law was intended.