Washington Man Dies In Fishing Accident Off Alaskan Coast

Longview native perishes in North Pacific https://t.co/DLRzL6Y9SP — The Daily News (@the_daily_news) August 30, 2018 Tragedy struck of the coast of the Aleutians when a Longview, Washington, resident died in a sportfishing accident. Here’s more from the Longview Daily News:  David Long, 55, was recreational gillnet fishing with a friend about five miles off Unalaska when … Read more Washington Man Dies In Fishing Accident Off Alaskan Coast

Kenai River Search Unable To Find Missing Boater

#RT @WausauPilot: The search is expected to resume today. https://t.co/3jxf3LiEFV pic.twitter.com/GNAquLsLCf — Shereen Siewert (@ShereenSiewert) August 29, 2018 A Wisconsin man who was on a sportfishing boat that overturned on the Kenai River has yet to be found, Here’s the Associated Press with more on the story: Sixty-eight-year-old Daniel Hass was one of three men … Read more Kenai River Search Unable To Find Missing Boater

Yellowstone Bear Hunting Decision Won’t Apply To Alaska Regulations

This doesn’t directly affect Alaska, but given the controversy swirling about federal laws and bear hunting, it should be of note to Alaska’s hunting scene that a decision is coming about fall bear hunting in Yellowstone National Park.  Here’s the Associated Press: A judge is expected to make a ruling this week on whether the … Read more Yellowstone Bear Hunting Decision Won’t Apply To Alaska Regulations

Nelchina Caribou Hunt DC485 Now Closed

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Glennallen) — Nelchina caribou hunt DC485 has been closed by emergency order for the remainder of the fall hunting season and began on Sunday, August 26, at 11:59 p.m. As of Friday, DC485 hunters in Game Management Unit 13 had reported … Read more Nelchina Caribou Hunt DC485 Now Closed

Young Wunderkind Still Leading Valdez Silver Derby

The following press release is courtesy of Valdez Fish Derbies:  VALDEZ, Alaska – Many anglers braved the cold and rain in Valdez to best the 17.28 pound silver caught by eight-year-old Aksel Hutchinson of Valdez, but his fish is still holding onto 1st place and stands a good chance of winning the $10,000 first place prize … Read more Young Wunderkind Still Leading Valdez Silver Derby

Gov. Walker Declares Economic Disaster For Chignik Salmon Fishery

Citing a preliminary harvest count of 128 sockeye salmon and rapidly declining escapement counts, Gov. Walker declared an economic disaster for the Chignik fisheries region Thursday.MORE: https://t.co/b4ItXBvFR7 https://t.co/Dx32RM6jka — KTUU.com (@Ch2KTUU) August 24, 2018 Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced the declaration in this Friday morning press release:  JUNEAU – Because of dramatic declines in salmon returns … Read more Gov. Walker Declares Economic Disaster For Chignik Salmon Fishery

ADFG Reopens Kenai River For Sockeye Fishing

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Soldotna) – The passage of sockeye salmon into the Kenai River has achieved the sustainable escapement goal (SEG) of 700,000 to 1,200,000 Kenai River late-run sockeye salmon, so the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is reopening sport fishing for … Read more ADFG Reopens Kenai River For Sockeye Fishing