Local Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2002

State adds another day of fishing at stream

JUNEAU - The outlet stream of Windfall Lake will be open to sport fishing Thursday, the state Department of Fish and Game said.

The outlet stream, at the confluence of the Herbert River, provides the best sockeye fishing opportunity on the Juneau road system, officials said. The outlet normally would be open for fishing today and Saturday this week. But the U.S. Forest Service will close fishery access to perform trail maintenance today, making it hard for anglers to get to the stream at times, so the state added Thursday to make up for it.

Fishing closed near mouth of Auke Creek

JUNEAU - A small shoreline area of Auke Bay, immediately off the mouth of Auke Creek, will be closed to all sport fishing beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, the state Department of Fish and Game said.

The area will remain closed through Sept. 13 to protect adult sockeye salmon returning to the Auke Lake system.

The closed area is inside of a boundary line extending from the Auke Bay Laboratory's boat dock south to the nearest of two white buoys marking the location of a salt water intake pipe, then continuing to an identical second buoy, and finally extending to a departmental regulatory marker on the Fritz Cove shoreline.

Housing open house offered this weekend

JUNEAU - The nonprofit Juneau Housing Trust will hold an open house for low-income homebuyers on Saturday and Sunday.

The open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. each day at the new houses on Crow Hill Drive in Douglas. Those interested may tour the houses, which are nearing completion. Those three-bedroom, two-bath attached houses are sold, but an identical project is planned for construction on the same lot, and applications are now being accepted for those homes. For more information, call (907) 463-1276.

Agency slows boaters near humpbacks

JUNEAU - The National Park Service has set a 10-knot speed limit for vessels traveling in lower Whidbey Passage to protect humpback whales that have been sighted in the area.

The restrictions will apply from noon today until further notice, officials at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve said.

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