Fish Creek Youth-Only Fishery Set For Saturday-Sunday

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

(Palmer) – The Fish Creek Youth-Only Fishery will open on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 – 2, 2020, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. The Youth-Only Fishery allows anglers 15 years and younger to fish for all species, except king salmon, in waters between the ADF&G markers at the mouth of Fish Creek and ADF&G markers ¼-mile upstream of Knik-Goose Bay Road. Fish Creek is located at Mile 16 on Knik-Goose Bay Road.

All other sport fishing regulations remain in effect for Fish Creek. The bag and possession limit is three salmon per day of which only two per day may be coho salmon. The weekend-only fishery for anglers of all ages will open on the second Saturday in August, which in 2020 is August 8.

The Youth-Only Fisheries are open to anglers 15 years and younger and were established by the Alaska State Legislature and implemented by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to provide a special opportunity for young people to get out and go fishing. Youth anglers do not need a sport fishing license. While adults can assist youth anglers in landing a fish, sections dedicated to Youth-Only fishing are closed to anglers 16 years and up, including catch-and-release, during that time.

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Sam Ivey at (907) 746-6300.