The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently closed or restricted king salmon fishing for the coming season in the Susitna River and Little Susitna drainage, and cut commercial fishing in the northern Cook Inlet. The problem is not enough kings. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll explore why this is happening and the impact of this decision, as king catches have sagged in various areas of the state for several years.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Segment 1: “Reason for king salmon shut down in Susitna drainage”. Regional Fisheries Management Coordinator Matthew Miller.
- Segment 2: “Reaction to king salmon shut down”. Andy Couch, owner of Fishtale River Guides.
- Segment 3: “Training calendar part 5”. Lisa Keller, Multi-sport Training of Alaska.
- Emergency orders and news releases from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game
- Fishtale River Guides
- Alaska restricts king salmon fishing in Susitna, Little Su and upper Inlet
- Alaska Board of Fisheries
- King salmon sport fishing in Upper Copper River closed this season
- Multisport Training of Alaska
BROADCAST: Thursday, April 5th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, April 5th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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