Yup thats why Ninilchik should have customary rights on the Kenai.
Clearly there are tons of sockeye in Deep Creek and to top it iff the kings there average like 50 pounds. But don't take my word for it, heres why the state opposed customary and traditional status for ninichikians http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/news/iss...iderationi.pdf
apparently the board thought that even though the people of ninilchik didn't use the upper keani before the highway was built and then just sport fishing (and probably the lower keani commercial fishing) it doesn't matter because they used deep creek and the ninilchik river which have the same run of fish. These guys are idiots, sue away state of Alaska