King salmon stocked in Glacier, Moraine and Crystal Lakes

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week that Glacier, Moraine and, Crystal lakes is now open to sport fishing for king salmon.

In a release from the Department of Sport Fish, the bag and possession limit in Glacier, Moraine and Crystal lakes will be four king salmon of any size from May 24 through December 31.

This trio of lakes, which sit in the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, were recently stocked by ADF&G with hatchery-raised king salmon that are roughly 7 to 11 inches in length, the release stated. The purpose of the lake stocking is to provide additional freshwater sport fishing opportunity, especially for youth in the Juneau area. The release stated the project was conducted through the cooperative efforts of the ADF&G, the U. S. Forest Service and Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc.

These stocked lakes can be accessed by the trail system that winds through the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Trailheads to the area are located behind the USFS Juneau Ranger District office on Back Loop Road and at the end of Dredge Lake Road. Trail maps posted at the trailheads and at various locations throughout the trail system identify the location of all lakes within the recreation area.

For more information contact the Division of Sport Fish Region 1 office in Douglas at 465-4270.


Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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