Alaska Board Of Fisheries To Discuss Pike Regulations

KTUU has some more details on the proposal:

The proposal from the department to before the Board of Fish would add the Anchorage Bowl and Knik drainage to the areas where releasing a pike back into the water it came from is prohibited, yet not everyone supports the plan the department is following for pike management.

“I’m a sportfisherman,” guide Jason Perrego said. “I like the challenge of going into new lakes and unlocking the treasures, and for me, I think it’s against my individual right for the state to force me to kill a fish that I choose not to harvest that originates in that body of water. And that’s what proposal 214 does. If I’m out fishing and I catch a northern pike, it forces my hand to kill that fish against my will.”