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Fishing restrictions on Deshka River to save kings

ANCHORAGE - The Department of Fish and Game is prohibiting the use of bait on the lower portion of the Deshka River and part of the Susitna River to help more king salmon survive. KTUU reports the restrictions extend from Saturday through July...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061110/reg_652202128.shtml
Emergency closure hits Deshka River

ANCHORAGE - The state is closing the Deshka River to king salmon fishing. The emergency order takes effect at 11 p.m. Friday. The escapement goal for the river is 13,000...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062008/reg_293137355.shtml
Uncertainty about kings despite promising numbers

...early numbers of returning king salmon the streams conditions are different in the northern Cook Inlet streams.On the Deshka River, a tributary of the Susitna River, a two-day surge of fish pushed the run total to more than twice of last year...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/uncertainty-about-kings-despite-promisi
State
Alaska editorial: State needs better plan for keeping fish stocks healthy

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to close the Deshka River king salmon fishery to sport fishing is the latest example...Southcentral Alaska. With just 2,009 kings passing the Deshka River weir - a far cry from the 12,000 to 15,000 state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062608/opi_295993261.shtml
State closes Deshka River to king salmon fishing

...Borough's most popular streams will be closed to king salmon fishing because of poor returns. Starting Saturday, the Deshka River, about 35 miles northwest of Anchorage, is off limits to king salmon fishing because of poor returns. Other southcentral...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/sta_450838874.shtml
Fish Board: No to fishing in Cook Inlet

...available data suggest all three are returning in abundance. By Aug. 20, more than 1.2 million pinks had passed the Deshka River weir in the Susitna Valley, versus a season total of 542,000 in 1998. Given the number of pink salmon streams...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Loc_Fish.html
Local
Invasive pike thriving on salmon, other species

...illegally introduced to southcentral Alaska in the 1950s. The study looked at two tributaries of the Susitna River: the Deshka River, which continues to have a sustainable salmon fishery, including chinook salmon, and Alexander Creek, where pike...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-25/invasive-pike-thriving-salmon-other-spe
State
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...available data suggest all three are returning in abundance. By Aug. 20, more than 1.2 million pinks had passed the Deshka River weir in the Susitna Valley, versus a season total of 542,000 in 1998. Given the number of pink salmon streams...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082300/Loc_Fish.shtml
Biologists to check Mat-Su wolves for lice infestation

...there is enough snow cover to track them, he said. Twenty-seven wolves in three packs ranging from Talkeetna to the Deshka River were tranquilized and inoculated last winter in hopes of keeping the lice from gaining a foothold in the Mat-Su...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102499/Loc_lice.html
Local
King fishing closed at 2 Kodiak rivers

...regional basis," Tracey said. "Throughout Alaska and the North Pacific, stocks are down." From 2005 to 2009, the Deshka River fell 68 percent to 11,960 kings returning to spawn. The Kenai River was down 45 percent to 11,334 kings and the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032210/sta_593938824.shtml
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