Date: July 9, 2014
YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAY AT THE SEWARD LAGOON THIS WEEKEND, JULY 11-13
The Seward Lagoon and Lagoon Outfall Stream will be open to king salmon fishing for youth anglers, from 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 11 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 13. This youth-only fishery is open only to anglers 15 years or younger. Youth fisheries were established by the Alaska State Legislature and implemented by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to provide special opportunity for young people to catch fish.
Approximately two hundred king salmon have been observed in the lagoon, so chances to catch a king salmon may be good this year. A single-hook with bait or a single-hook artificial lure with or without bait may be used. Multiple or treble hooks are not allowed.
The bag and possession limit is two king salmon. The waters of the Seward Lagoon and Outfall Stream remain closed to all fishing the remainder of the year and closed to fishing for other species during this youth-only fishery. For current regulations, consult page 58 of the Southcentral Alaska regulations book.
For more information, contact Fisheries Biologist Dan Bosch in Anchorage at (907) 267-2153.