Aiming to ensure that Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists have enough hatchery broodstock, fishing in Anchorage’s Ship Creek will close Monday morning.
Biologists seek about 750 king salmon for use in the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery. A survey conducted Monday showed about 300 kings were upstream of the portion of Ship Creek open to anglers.
“Indications are the Ship Creek king salmon run followed the trend seen throughout much of Southcentral (Alaska) this year and was a few days early,” according to a press release. “Good catches have been reported the last three weeks in this popular fishery, but are slowing as the run winds down.”
The popular Ship Creek Slam’n Salm’n Derby ended June 22.
Ship Creek will reopen July 14 for silver salmon fishing.
Alaska Dispatch News