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  • Ak Fishing News: Fed Subsistence Board Rejects Kasilof Fishery

    This news clip is from Alaska Fishing News. Discussion is welcome, but these robot generated news threads are not monitored by the webmaster.

    The Federal Subsistence Board on Tuesday rejected an attempt to create a new subsistence fishery on the Kenai Peninsula.

    According to the Anchorage Daily News, "the Ninilchik tribal government requested the temporary fishery in August, asking that residents in the Sterling Highway community of 785 be allowed to get dipnets in the Kasilof River beginning in September."

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  • #2
    What stinks, who's getting paid off??

    it's unsure if a subsistence catch of 500 silvers would hurt the stocks because it doesn't count cohos on the Kasilof.
    But the state allowed hundreds of commercial boats / setnet sites inside the mouth the take thousands of second-run kings ... which by the way, are also not counted ??????????????????????????????????


    • #3
      Look on the bright side. . .

      It's all gamesmanship, Bob. But look on the bright side — at least the native people and the consumers buying gill-netted salmon know that fish are to eat.

      On another note, have you considered fishing the Kenai rather than the Kasilof? Here's one angler's report, posted on the Internet, of his experience on the Kenai at about the same time as you're speaking of on the Kasilof:

      "We fished kings for 8 days expending 314 rod-hours of effort. For our efforts, we were rewarded with 90 takedowns, of which 47 fish were brought to hand. That comes out to only 3.5 rod-hrs per strike and 6.7 rod-hrs per fish to the boat. That averages out to 11.3 rod downs a day with 5.9 fish coming to hand each day.... excellent fishing by Kenai standards."


      • #4

        When the netting gives us any sort of a break, that's just a so-so day with no motors and a fraction of the traffic


        • #5
          Why, indeed. . .

          Why? Because they're bigger in the Kenai?

          In the world of king fishing, size really matters. As one angler wrote in a national fishing magazine, "“Angling for large trophy gamefish has become the obsession of many sportfishermen. The thrill of hooking and landing that fish of a lifetime... is a rush... One is rewarded with a sense of conquest... The sheer elation must be experienced...” ;-)


          • #6
            Speaking for myself, I can say that the quest for very large fish has been a life-long (since I was 5) obsession and passion. The large, large ones that I have lost in my life give me uncapped enthusiasm to carry on. That's a big reason why I moved to Alaska. The politics of game fish management in Alaska is something I've never experienced, even with the abundance of fish here; and I've lived in MN, WA and along the TX coast. I can say though that in my time the "scientists/biologists" have done some really good managing. They brought the red drum (redfish) back to abundance along the Gulf of Mexico coast, they are helping to steadily rebuild the stocks of salmon in Pugeot Sound, they have done very well in producing nice, trophy stocks of muskies (muskellunge/big cousin to the pike) in MN, they have sustained excellent populations of walleye in the mid-west, and as seen in the ADN this morning, they are working to rebuild crab fisheries around Kodiak. I think they have a passion for fisheries as well, and overall do an excellent job in what they are tasked to do!
            "Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile." - Homer, Odyssey


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