The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
China Poot Personal Use Sockeye Salmon Fishery Extended
(Homer) – The season for the China Poot Creek dip net fishery will be extended through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2023.
On August 3, a stream survey was conducted in the area open to personal use fishing and more than 500 sockeye salmon were counted. Most sockeye salmon were still in good condition and very few pink salmon were observed in the creek. In order to maximize harvest opportunity of stocked sockeye salmon, it is justified to extend the season through August 13.
“This extension will allow for the continued harvest of stocked sockeye salmon that have escaped harvest in the commercial fishery and have reached China Poot Creek,” stated Assistant Area Management Biologist Holly Dickson. “Dipnetters are reminded to immediately release species other than sockeye salmon.”
All other regulations remain in effect. All king, pink, chum, and coho salmon caught must be released immediately. All sockeye salmon retained must have both lobes of the tail clipped before concealing the sockeye salmon from plain view or before transporting the salmon from shore.
For more information, please contact Area Management Biologist Mike Booz or Assistant Area Management Biologist Holly Dickson at 907-235-8191.