What is the definition of closely attended?

5 AAC 75.020 provides a definition of sport fishing methods and means as:

"Unless otherwise provided in the regulations, sport fishing may be conducted only by use of a single line attached to not more than one plug, spoon, spinner, or series of spinners, or 2 flies, or 2 hooks. The line must be closely attended."

My question: with respect to the above definition, what does "closely attended" mean?


The term closely attended is defined under 5 AAC 75.995 (40). It is defined as “The line or strike indicator is within view of and is accessible to the angler at all times”.

Thanks for the question.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers