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'Sterile' Long Lake produces 22-pound trout

...figured those fish were all now long dead. "It has to be at least 15 years old," said area sportfisheries biologist Dave Rutz with Fish and Game in Palmer. Rutz was so surprised by Larson's catch that when he first saw a picture of the fish...
State closes Deshka River to king salmon fishing

...the bycatch of the Bering Sea pollock industry at 60,000 king salmon, though Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Rutz believes few of those fish are bound for Cook Inlet. "It's real tough to say what's the cause - it can be with freshwater...
Biologists consider Deshka restrictions

...season at the popular Southcentral Alaska river is off to one of its worst starts. Mat-Su area state fisheries biologist Dave Rutz said other limitations could be considered because of the low number of returning fish. He said anglers could be limited...
Pike take over Alexander Lake

WASILLA - Patches of snow still dotted the grassy edges of Alexander Lake this May when state fisheries biologists Dave Rutz, Sam Ivey and Chris Brockman set about pulling up a hoop net they'd set for pike. As they reeled in the long black...


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