Last weekend was the King salmon opener on the Ninilchik River. Yesterday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announce new restrictions for the river after seeing lower than expected escapement numbers for Kings. Beginning June 2nd, only one, un-baited artificial lure will be allowed while sport fishing on the Ninilchik and Anchor Rivers and Deep creek. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran visited the Ninilchik last weekend. He reports the fishing was slow, but for the locals, opening weekend is about a lot more than just catching fish.
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