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    Just wondering if anyone was out to Jim Creek Today? Is the water high and muddy or is it still fishable?

  • #2
    I would highly bet that Jim Creek and Knik are flooded beyond fishing capability.
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    • #3
      Actually by brother-in-law fishes there almost daily. He said the water wasn't bad at all and the fishing was great. He also was upset at someone that showed up yesterday using a pink vibrax. I guess whoever this was landed 4 fish in 4 casts, lol. He won't be happy if he sees this post.

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      • #4
        Jim Creek

        Jim Creek is one of those wierd creeks (like bodenburg creek) in that it is primarily not a watershed creek but mostly spring fed from a group of lakes. It does not seem to rise and fall with the rainfall and runoff as much as others. It might be worth a try, but I've been in Florida for the last 2 weeks. It's miserable here. 90-100 degrees with humidity over 90%.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by AKBighorn
          Actually by brother-in-law fishes there almost daily. He said the water wasn't bad at all and the fishing was great. He also was upset at someone that showed up yesterday using a pink vibrax. I guess whoever this was landed 4 fish in 4 casts, lol. He won't be happy if he sees this post.

          Darn straight. The fishing has been good there. I'm going tomorrow night.

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          • #6
            I just left Jim Creek. I have been home all of 20 minutes. The water was very low and very murky. That creek has dropped big time in the last 4 days. I fished it without waders the water was so low. I only saw one fish caught and one other sign of a fish while I was there. I was using an egg sucking leech on the fly and throwing vibrax's. I have been fishing Jim for many years and I have never seen it that muddy. I'm sure it will clear up quickly as most of the mud is from the water dropping so quickly and washing out the glacial silt. I will be back there again on Saturday, just because I'm busy tomorrow night.

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            • #7
              Interesting

              I expecting Knik to oveverflow into the Jim Creek flats. I remember when part of Friday Creek used to flow the Jim Creek swamps making Jim Creek silty all the time. I hardly ever fish the flats anymore, too many morons. There are some HUGE dollies in Jim Creek too.
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              • #8
                Went out there last night

                Crossed Jim Creek for the first time. It seemed a little low but not unusually so. I've watched a lot of guys cross it. A quad was stuck in it and dead. His buddies were pulling him out.

                It seemed to me that the Knik was low.

                Only saw a couple people fishing.
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                • #9
                  I don't understand

                  Why they make cite people all the time for crossing anadromous streams but don't seem to care about Jim Creek. Any one know?
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                  • #10
                    Thank You MartyV

                    I have often wondered the same thing. There are many creeks and streams with salmon in them that the trailed has crossed for a long time but then there is the one trail that tickets are issued. I don't understand!? EricL
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by martyv View Post
                      Why they make cite people all the time for crossing anadromous streams but don't seem to care about Jim Creek. Any one know?

                      I have wondered the same thing. Maybe its because troopers have to cross the creek to check bear baiting stands. Maybe its because everyone has been doing it for so long everyone as becomed acustomed to it.

                      I believe it is overlooked because Jim Creeks flats are very unique. The salmon high tail their way through the flats and do not hold up until they reach where the creek turns into the woods. Also Jim Creek can change on a daily basis. The wind will kick up the sand and Jim Creek's channel can be completely different the next day. ATV's and trucks do not permanentally tear up the creek. The effects of ATV's and trucks are covered up and filled in within a weeks time.
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                      • #12
                        Crossing anadromous streams

                        Originally posted by martyv View Post
                        Why they make cite people all the time for crossing anadromous streams but don't seem to care about Jim Creek. Any one know?
                        I doubt there are any fish that spawn where people cross, it's all sand and all the fish I have seen there have not even changed yet, maybe just on their way through.
                        I was fishing at Jim Creek last year when a person from California was complaining about an air boat (loud, most people don't like them), that it went right through a spawning bed. (sand?) I pointed out the 25 people tromping through with their boots. He had not complained about that.
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                        • #13
                          As I understand it, the law is written to prevent driving in or through a stream where salmon migrate, not just spawn. That would include the Jim Creek flats area, but I don't have a clue why it isn't enforced there.

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                          • #14
                            I read on one of the wheeling sites that there is a Waiver for Jim Creek area. I googled for it and did not find it. Mike Echo will probably chime in with the truth.
                            I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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                            • #15
                              Heading up there tomorrow night.
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                              Anchorage, AK

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