Deadline Approaches for Fish Stocking Plan


Maggie Wall/KMXT

Kodiak sports fishermen have until Jan. 13 to comment on the state’s fish stocking plan that determines stocking efforts on local lakes and rivers.The plan remains largely the same, though there are a few changes among local waters.

The state’s fish stocking plan, which includes the stocking of Kodiak’s local lakes and rivers, is open for public comments.

Donn Tracy is the Kodiak Area Sports Fish Biologist. He says there are few changes being proposed. One is Jack Lake in Bells Flats, which hasn’t been very productive.

Rainbows are stocked in 18 lakes along the road system. The American and Olds Rivers and Monashka Creek are stocked with king salmon..

And coho salmon are stocked in what are called "terminal fisheries"-meaning the fish don’t spawn when they come back, but are available for the taking at area beaches. Those areas include Mayflower Lake, out the road, and at Island and Dark Lakes, and Mission and Potato Patch Lake.

People wanting to comment on the state’s proposed fish stocking plan can do so by going to the Sports Fishing section of the state’s Fish and Game website and sending a comment. The deadline for comments is Jan 13.

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