Subsistence Salmon Fishing Regulations To Begin Friday June 28 In The Lower Kuskokwim & July 3rd In The Middle Portion (Up To Chuathbaluk)

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game – in concurrence of the Kuskokwim Salmon Management Working Group – has announced that beginning at 1:00 AM on June 28th (Friday) and going through 11:00 PM July 3rd (Wednesday), subsistence salmon fishing in the lower section of the Kuskokwim will be restricted to the use of gillnets with 6″ or less mesh size not to exceed 50-fathoms in length and 45 meshes deep.  In addition, subsistence hook and line fishing for king salmon is also closed; this hook and line closure includes catch and release sport fishing (in other words, king salmon cannot be targeted).

The lower river section includes the mouth of the Kuskokwim to 1/2 mile above the mouth of the Tuluksak River (see attached link for tributary restrictions).

Those same restrictions will take effect in the middle portion of river (i.e., 1/2 mile upstream of the mouth of the Tuluksak River upstream to the village of Chuathbaluk) beginning at 1:00 AM on July 3rd (Wednesday) and going through 11:00 PM July 6th (Saturday).

There will be no restrictions for the upper portion of the drainage.

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Please go to the following link to the actual News Release for more comprehensive regulations.  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/home/news/pdfs/newsreleases/cf/295481106.pdf

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