Friday, June 10, 2016

Ready the Nets!

Fishing opportunities of the Kuskokwim. 

From Aniak up to the Holitna
Subsistence fishing with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets*, not to exceed 25 fathoms, will be allowed for 48 hours from 12:00 p.m. noon, Sunday, June 12 until 12:00 p.m. noon, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.   

From the Holitna up to the Headwaters.
Subsistence fishing with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets* will be allowed from 12:00 p.m. noon, Sunday, June 12 until further notice.

Mouth of the Kuskokwim up to Aniak
12 hour fishing opportunity for federally qualified subsistence users for Chinook & Chum
Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 12:01 p.m. (noon) until 11:59 p.m. (midnight).
Gillnets* 6-inch mesh or less and up to 45 meshes deep.
From the Mouth to the Johnson River up to 50 fathoms (300ft)
Above the Johnson to Aniak: up to 25 fathoms (150ft). 

Gillnets are prohibited on the following tributaries:
Eek, Kwethluk, Kasigluk, Kisaralik, Tuluksak, and Aniak Rivers

Beginning at 12 noon Sunday, June 12: Any Chinook caught with any type of gear may be kept, until further notice.

*Gillnets can be set or used to drift.

We will keep updated with further opportunities and or restrictions as they unfold throughout the fishing season.

We are happy that people will be able to harvest some fresh fish and would still like to encourage conservation for all salmon, but especially the Kings. 

Here is a link to the full news release form ADF&G :

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