Boats crowd the mouth of the Deshka River to fish for king salmon in this June 15, 2007 file photo. Strong early returns of king salmon mean restrictions there and on the Anchor River will be eased.
These are giddy days for Southcentral king salmon anglers, who in recent years have grown accustomed to an unremitting string of fishing closures and restrictions.
On Thursday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game had a double dose of good news. Due to strong early returns, anglers will get four more days to fish for king salmon on the Kenai Peninsula’s Anchor River, while on the popular Deshka River in the Mat-Su, bait and treble hooks will be allowed.
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