High water upstream of the bridge has eroded the Anchor River bank where the Alaska Department of Fish and Game installs its fish weir and sonar counting equipment. The weir was moved downstream from the Anchor River bridge. Log jams had pushed water up to the old fish weir camp, said fisheries biologist Carol Kerkvliet. Because fishing is closed on the bridge hole area of the Anchor River until June 30, the weir won’t affect fishing opportunities. By an emergency order issued earlier, Fish and Game closed fishing 1,000 feet downstream of the junction of the north and south forks of the river. Fishing on the Anchor River is open further downstream of the bridge hole. Under regulation, fishing is prohibited within 300 feet of a weir. Once river levels fall, Fish and Game biologists will assess the old site to see if the weir can be moved back upstream. Sonar counts can be see at the department’s website at www/adfg.alaska.gov/sf/FishCount.
Anchor River fish weir moved downstream
Posted: May 22, 2013 - 3:39pm | Updated: May 23, 2013 - 9:36am
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