Lower Kuskokwim River Opens to Dipnet Fishing June 15

by Charles Enoch on June 13, 2014

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Dip-netters in the Copper River. Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will allow the use of dip-nets for chum and sockeye salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River beginning Sunday, June 15th.

Daily twelve-hour dipnet openings will be in effect from the mouth of the Kuskokwim river to Tuluksak. All kings must be returned to the river alive.

Further upriver, from Tuluksak to the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge boundary at Aniak, the dipnet fishing opening begins Tuesday, June 17th.

Any king salmon that are caught in both areas during the opening must immediately be released unharmed. Both areas are scheduled to close on June 30.

The full release from the Department of Fish and Game is available here.

For additional information contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in the Bethel at 543-2433 or toll free at 1-855-933-2433

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