The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is opening the Ninilchik River and Deep Creek Conservation Zone to sport fishing for just three upcoming weekends, after closing these and other surrounding waters to all sport fishing in an effort to protect the king salmon run.
The Ninilchik River and Deep Creek Conservation Zones will be open to sport fishing from shore for the periods of May 28-30, June 4-6, and June 11-13. The salt waters surrounding the Anchor River and Stariski Creek remain closed.
Anglers are permitted a two-fish limit for king salmon greater than 20 inches in the Cook Inlet salt waters north of the latitude of Bluff Point.
Additionally, king salmon fishing is closed within 1 mile of shore in Cook Inlet salt waters north of the latitude of Bluff Point effective through 11:59 p.m. July 31.
This story was updated to correct an error in the size of king salmon. The limit is two fish greater than 20 inches, not 2 inches.
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