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Fish board to consider agenda change requests

...others would not have access to the area because it is opened so often. Pat Shields, the commercial fishing area management biologist with Fish and Game, said the harvest area has been utilized more often in recent years, but mostly as a stopgap...
Fishing report: Fall anglers have sights on silvers, rainbows, steelhead

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant area management biologist in Soldotna. " ... What this means is that...and inriver, said Carol Kerkvliet, assistant area management biologist in Homer.Silvers also continue to arrive in...
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...The Porcupine is a different thing - it chronically isn't doing well," said Fish and Game Fall Season Area Management Biologist Jeff Estensen. "I expect no problems with the fall run."
Silver fishing picks up; Soldotna angler claims Seward derby title

A silver salmon season that started a little slow has picked up in recent days. Jason Pawluk, assistant area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said manager were initially thinking this year might see a smaller...
Silvers warming, Dolly Varden red hot

...its wreckless pursuit of bait. "We've had really unusually warm water temperatures," said Sportfishing Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "I suspect there are probably more coho in the river than people realize, but they're just...
Authorities issue fewer citations this dipnet season

...said. Lack of resources also factors into the citations given out by Fish and Game, said Robert Begich, an area management biologist for the department."We would do more if we had a larger staff of course," Begich said.Fish and Game personnel...
Seeking silvers? Beat the heat

...the clear, hot days, the low water conditions and unseasonably warm water temperatures, said Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. Still, there's a draw for chasing the large salmon. The Kenai River is calm, peaceful and...
Last week of July means reds, kings

...which is good for fishing in-river, and good for dipnetting in-river," said Jason Pawluk, assistant area management biologist for Fish and Game.From Saturday through Tuesday, the department's sockeye salmon sonar estimates have averaged...
Fishing report: All eyes on the Kenai as sockeye numbers build, king fishing steady

...provided rod-and-reel anglers with good fishing further upstream. Jason Pawluk, Fish and Game assistant area management biologist, theorized that high winds leading into last weekend may have helped push that pulse of sockeye into the river...
Drifters, setnetters to fish at Kasilof River mouth

...the fishery can be chaotic as there are no restrictions on how far apart the nets have to be. Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said the season is reaching a point when it can be difficult to manage the commercial fishing fleet...


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