Dear Friends and Neighbors:
OK, it's been three years since I caught a king salmon, so, I could be petty about this. Or pose as a 15-year old. But I'm going to be bigger than that.
This Saturday and Sunday a section of Campbell Creek closed to the rest of us will be open to youth, ages 15 and under (Note to self: don't tell constituents you are very jealous - DO NOT DO THAT!). And there will be educational activities and fishing gear made available to youth on Saturday.
Anchorage’s Kids Only Fishery for Campbell Creek King Salmon event on June 23 and 24 is, OK, I'll admit it's a great idea. Here's the skinny.
This Saturday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Aquatic Education Program will be hosting free educational activities and providing fishing gear at Taku-Campbell Park off King Street and 76th from 9am to 1pm. And, anglers 15 years of age and younger can fish for king salmon in Campbell Creek between Dimond Boulevard and the Old Seward Highway on Saturday and Sunday from 6am to 10pm each day. No adults or anyone over the age of 16 is allowed to fish in that section of Campbell Creek on those days - or ever. This is a unique once per year opportunity to get youth outside, and to teach them about our sport fisheries.
Rules do apply, of course. The limit for king salmon twenty inches and longer is one fish per day, and the annual per person limit of five king salmon twenty inches or longer does apply, although the limit for king salmon less than twenty inches is ten per person per day. Bait and multiple hooks can be used, but no snagging is allowed. No other species of salmon can be kept, but youth can keep up to five Dolly Varden and five Rainbow Trout, though only one of each can be longer than twelve inches.
For more information call the Southcentral Region Sport Fish Information Center at 267-2218.
And as it gets closer we'll remind you of another great community event - the annual Fairview Block Party on Saturday July 21, from 2-7 pm, at Nelchina Street and 13th Avenue. There will be live music, food, kids’ games, and a beer garden. Come on out and celebrate summer and this great neighborhood.
That’s all for now. As always, let us know if we can help.