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    Default Bird Creek opener

    Anyone else going to head down for the opened on Bird?
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    When is it?

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    What will be in there?
    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    What will be in there?
    By the end of tomorrow there will probably be a lot of beer cans, fishing line, and lure packages in the creek.

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    this time of year expect pinks and chums,and mabye a few rotting kings.
    a little to early for silvers but you never know!

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    Tide is at 0937 for the Anchorage district, takes a little longer to come in at Bird. 9601 is right, the creek will prolly be a garbage pit by the end of the day, but hopefully there will be some early pinks and silvers in there. Stopped by yesterday at low tide to see if anything was in there yet and didn't spot any but going to try for a little bit tomorrow. Should be any day now
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    Going down with hubby tonite after work. Done good before around this time. How productive is it usually for the different salmon? Read that the pink run peaks about now and silvers coming in. Maybe fresh fish for dinner?

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    I used to have my mom drop me off at Bird creek to wreak havoc on the dollys and humpys when I was a lad. It seems to me the earliest I ever noticed pinks was July 18th. The beauty of hitting them early is they are on the bite and ocean bright pink bellies are table fare for the most discriminating taste and known as a delicacy where I come from.

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    So how was the fishing?

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    Skipped opening day but went down today instead. Very few people fishing, not much fish. Hubby caught a pink but that's it. What a difference from last year! Tons of pinks and good number of chums, even a couple of silvers. Not this time. Is everything late all over, like the kings and reds?

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    Looking like it. Give it a few days and they should be there in good numbers.
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    We went opening morning...no salmon but did catch 3 dollies

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    Default Opener?

    Where does it state in the regs that Bird is closed? The regs state that its open year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambistew View Post
    Where does it state in the regs that Bird is closed? The regs state that its open year round.
    ADFG issued an EO back in April closing Bird through July 13 to protect the wild king run from incidental catch/poaching. Thus July 14 became the "opener".
    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Stati...rd%20Creek.pdf

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    They have closed it the last wo years till July 14th because people were illegally taking kings. The sign was still up wed morning saying it was closed thru the 13th to all fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang0335 View Post
    They have closed it the last wo years till July 14th because people were illegally taking kings. The sign was still up wed morning saying it was closed thru the 13th to all fishing.
    People were still illegally keeping kings out of there this year despite the EOs.
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    Fished it for 3 hours tonight. Hooked into one that I spotted from the bridge, kinda like cheating...haha. Saw one guy hook into two below the bridge, I'd say give it a few more days and they will probably be in there a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Fished it for 3 hours tonight. Hooked into one that I spotted from the bridge, kinda like cheating...haha. Saw one guy hook into two below the bridge, I'd say give it a few more days and they will probably be in there a little more.

    Fish On!
    I was there too. Got into a couple pinks. I agree, a few more days and it will be hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang0335 View Post
    We went opening morning...no salmon but did catch 3 dollies
    What did you catch the dollies on if you don't mind sharing, I don't have any trouble hooking into salmon there but I have no experience fishing for dollies. Is bird a place worth targetting dollies at? And if so on a fly rod or spinning rod what's a good set up, I assume they are just trailing the salmon. Any tips would be appreciated

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    Can anyone tell me how to determine the low tide at Bird Creek?

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