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The late arrivals

The rains came to Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna rivers valley over the weekend. The water in local creeks and rivers rose. And the coho salmon, notorious for sprinting from the oceans to the mountains when the weather Gods signal, finally came. 664 more words

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Days 38-41 - Setbacks

Well, if I didn’t want to deal with major problems and unplanned expenses, I suppose I should have stayed home. I had a slight moose problem a few days ago. 1,126 more words

Long Trips

ADF&G Commissioner Cotten to attend Mat-Su Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Aug. 22

*Update*

Senator Dunleavy sent out a follow-up email with a new date and start time for the meeting. Meeting is now scheduled for August 22 from 5pm to 7pm. 217 more words

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Mat-Su coho struggle

No sooner does one Cook Inlet salmon crisis pass than another erupts. This times its coho salmon in the spotlight.

Little Susitna River guide Andy Couch said Wednesday he felt like he’d been kicked in the teeth by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after seeing the big coho catch in the Monday opening of the commercial drift gillnet fishery in upper Cook Inlet.  1,561 more words

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Dipnet curtain falls

The big school of sockeye salmon swarming into upper Cook Inlet in time for the last weekend of the state’s most popular personal-use dipnet fishery wasn’t quite big enough to punch its way through the commercial gillnet fishery in force. 795 more words

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Suffering Little Su

Update: This story has been updated and extensively rewrwitten to reflect the Little Susitna finally made escapement and to include information from a state genetics study of Chinook from Northern Cook Inlet. 1,522 more words

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