Here are some of the highlights of current regulations pertaining to king salmon fishing on area streams:
King salmon fishing prohibited on the entire river until July 1. King salmon fishing between Skilak Lake and Funny River is closed until July 10.
Only hatchery-raised fish may be retained. Hatchery fish have a healed adipose fin clip scar. The adipose fin is the small fin located on the back directly ahead of the tail.
Fishing guides may not fish while clients are present or under their control.
Only single hooks may be used. A single hook is one hook with only one point.
,li> After harvesting a king salmon, anglers cannot continue to fish in the Kasilof for the remainder of the day for any species. Anglers may fish in other streams the day they catch a Kasilof king, but not for king salmon.
The Ninilchik River is open to king salmon fishing from June 15 through 17. Fishing is allowed downstream from the Sterling Highway bridge only, and bait is prohibited.
The daily bag and possession limit is one king salmon 20 inches or greater in length and 10 less than 20 inches in length. Only fish with a clipped adipose fin may be retained.
Open Saturday through Monday for king salmon fishing. Limit is one king salmon per day/one in possession.
Closed to king salmon fishing for the season.
For more on area fishing, see Outdoors, page C-1.
For a complete listing of sport fishing regulations, consult the 2002 Fish and Game Sport Fishing Regulations Summary, available at license vendors; or visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Web site at www.state.ak.us/statewide/html/reghome.stm.
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