Dismal Runs Close Ship Creek Fishery

Joe Delia fishing for kings at Ship Creek before the fishery closed. Photo by Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Anglers are usually packed shoulder to shoulder this time of year on the banks of Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. But state managers closed the popular fishery over the weekend. Like many rivers and streams around the state, the king run has been weak in Ship Creek in recent years. Even though the fishery is stocked, managers are worried about collecting enough broodstock for the hatchery upstream. APRN’s Annie Feidt caught up with some anglers before the fishery closed and has this story.

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