October 5 – North Pacific Fishery Management Council
From the Mat-Su Borough:
Federal Management of Cook Inlet Salmon?
An important meeting for fisheries STARTS on Monday at the Hilton in Anchorage.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council manages the salmon fisheries in the US Exclusive Economic Zone, 3 nautical miles to 200 nautical miles off shore from Alaska.
In response to a 9th Circuit Court ruling, the Council is considering how to revise the Fishery Management Plan for 3 areas, including Cook Inlet.
The implication: fisheries management for Cook Inlet could return to what it was before statehood—federal management. This could cause profound changes in management for all types of users in Cook Inlet including, set netters, sports fishers, subsistence users, dip netters, guides, etc. Continue reading “3 Things Mat-Su Anglers Should Add to their Calendar”
Spring trout fishing is in full swing and we’re loving it. But if you’ve been struggling to get hookups we suggest reading these three articles to get things turned around. Good luck! Continue reading “3 Good Articles”
Body of Water: A Sage, A Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski
Milkweed Editions, October 2016
$24; 215 pp
In Body of Water, a treat for fly fishing bibliophiles, author and Montana fishing guide Chris Dombrowski strays from his roots in poetry and big sky rivers to tell the story of legendary bonefish guide David Pinder and one of the world’s most fabled sporting lodges – Deep Water Cay. Continue reading “Good Reads: ‘Body of Water’”
The Southcentral Alaska Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its first chapter meeting in the Mat-Su on Wednesday, April 19 at 6pm at Bearpaw River Brewing Company. TU’s guest will be Adam St. Savior, a research biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sport Fish Division, stationed in Palmer.
St. Savior has been the principal investigator on numerous Fish and Game research projects including smolt, sonar, genetics, and adult salmon weir projects in Kodiak and across Southcentral Alaska. He’ll be share the finding from a recently completed study titled Northern Cook Inlet Chinook Salmon Marine Harvest Stock Composition. Continue reading “Trout Unlimited to Host First Chapter Meeting in Mat-Su”
The Mat-Su has a plastic bag problem. It’s harmful to the environment, unsightly, and embarrassing.
We’ve all seen it. The urban tumbleweeds dangling from trees like ornaments along the Parks Highway or partially sunken into the mud along the banks of our waterways. Besides being an eyesore, plastic bags poise a risk to salmon returning to our local streams.
Last month I read a Facebook post by Keepemwet Fishing encouraging me to sign up for their newsletter. I clicked, explored the website, and was inspired to share their three principles for catch and release fishing.
Around the same time, I reread research on resident species in the Susitna River drainage. The research included depressing results in regards to deformities of rainbow trout in Willow and Montana Creeks due to catch and release fishing.