2015 Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery News Release #8
Emergency Order #3-S-WR-08-15, 3-S-WR-09-15, 3-S-WR-10-15
This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area.
From the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River:
The Kuskokwim River from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River will open to subsistence salmon fishing with 6-inch or less mesh gillnets, 45 meshes deep, and not to exceed 10 fathoms in length, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1.
The Kuskokwim River and its tributaries, from the Holitna River to the Headwaters of the Kuskokwim River, will be open to subsistence fishing with a hook and line for Chinook salmon for approximately 24 hours from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 1. The Chinook salmon bag limit for this hook and line opportunity will be 5 fish.
Subsistence fishing on the Stony River, upstream of the confluence with the Stink River, will be unrestricted beginning 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Subsistence harvests in this area are predominately sockeye salmon which are beginning to arrive in the Lime Village area.
Note: Rod and Reel King Fishing in State and Federal Waters is STILL CLOSED except as noted above. This includes waters around Aniak and the Aniak River.
Please read the Emergency Order for details: 555218542