Outdoor Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2000

Some areas of Chugach open to snowmachines

Areas currently open to snowmobiles in the Chugach National Forest are:

Glacier Ranger District: Turnagain Pass along the Seward Highway from Bertha Creek north to Ingram Creek;

Seward Ranger District: All areas are open.

Snowmobilers are cautioned to stay away from any areas that are not snow- or ice-covered to avoid causing resource damage. Forest users are encouraged to call or stop by a Forest Service office for more information. Forest supervisor's office, 271-2500; Glacier Ranger District, 783-3242; Seward Ranger District, 224-3374.

Kenai River yields record king salmon

The International Game Fish Association has notified Anchorage resident Michael Deis, 10, that his 48-pound, 8-ounce chinook salmon is a new junior world record in the boys smallfry division.

Deis made the catch July 29 while fishing in the Kenai River with his father and brother aboard their skiff. They were backtrolling with lures when Michael hooked up with his record salmon.

Deis put up a 35 minute fight before bringing the fish into the boat. He defeated his own record of 36 pounds that he set almost one year earlier.

His angling accomplishment will be reported in the next issue of IGFA's International Junior Angler newsletter. His name also will appear in the 2001 World Record Game Fishes book that is published by IGFA annually.

--Staff reports

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