Emergency regulations will put limit on Lower Peninsula kings

Feb 26, 2019

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is implementing sport fishing restrictions in the Anchor River, Deep Creek, and Ninilchik River drainages effective April 1 through July 15, 2019. Sport fishing gear is restricted to only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure in the three drainages.

A combined annual limit has been established to two king salmon 20 inches or greater in length for fish harvested in the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, and all marine waters south of the latitude of the mouth of the Ninilchik River.

State Area Management Biologist Carol Kerkvliet said because of the low returns expected this year, the streams will be managed conservatively.

The restrictions join king salmon fishing restrictions already announced for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.