ADFG Announces Southeast Chinook Restrictions (Updated To Other Areas)

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Chinook (king) salmon fisheries in Southeast Alaska are facing restrictions in 2018 as fisheries managers work to increase escapement and rebuild stocks affected by several years of poor marine survival. The restrictions — to be shared by commercial, sport, personal-use, and … Read more ADFG Announces Southeast Chinook Restrictions (Updated To Other Areas)

24.5-Pound Salmon Wins Homer Winter King Tournament

  The following press release is courtesy of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center: On Saturday, March 2, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center held the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament which celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Here are the stats from the event: 379 Boats 1,264 Anglers 170 Fish Caught 105 … Read more 24.5-Pound Salmon Wins Homer Winter King Tournament

Keeping Bristol Bay’s Salmon ‘Wild’ Is Filmmaker’s Passion

  The following appears in the March issue of Alaska Sporting Journal:  BY CHRIS COCOLES  Now finishing up his second documentary on salmon, Mark Titus is certain that these mystical fish will always have a special place in his heart.  The Seattle-area resident is part of the fraternity of sport and subsistence anglers, commercial fishermen … Read more Keeping Bristol Bay’s Salmon ‘Wild’ Is Filmmaker’s Passion

Grayling Getting Stocked Again Into Interior Lakes

According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska Interior lakes are again being stocked with grayling after a budgetary hiatus that ended the program in 2015. Here’s News-Miner outdoors editor Sam Friedman: Grayling occur naturally in Interior Alaska rivers. They’ve been stocked off and on in Interior lakes since 1952. At the size at which they’re released … Read more Grayling Getting Stocked Again Into Interior Lakes

Governor Walker Wants More Seats On Board Of Fisheries

After his controversial decision of appointing another commercial fisherman, Duncan Fields, to an open – and traditionally reserved for someone in the sportfishing industry – Alaska Department of Fish and Game Board of Fisheries council, Alaska Governor Bill Walker thinks adding more board members is the way to go. Yesterday, the Fairbanks News-Miner reported that … Read more Governor Walker Wants More Seats On Board Of Fisheries

Alaska To Receive $51 Million Of Federal Funding For Fish And Wildlife

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced allocation for states’ fish and wildlife agencies, and the state of Alaska will receive  $51 million in funding, trailing only Texas ($52 million) for most money distributed. Here’s part of Interior’s press release: Allocations of the funds are authorized by Congress. To date, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Read more Alaska To Receive $51 Million Of Federal Funding For Fish And Wildlife

More Sheep, Goats Are Carrying Bacteria (Update)

The cases of bacteria being found in Alaska wild sheep and goats are growing. From the Fairbanks News-Miner:  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday afternoon that an additional nine Dall sheep and three mountain goats have tested positive for Mycoplasma ovipneumonia and that these animals were found over a wide range of … Read more More Sheep, Goats Are Carrying Bacteria (Update)