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By Dan Rudy 

Blind Slough fishing on hold due to low numbers


PETERSBURG­ – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s (ADF&G) Division of Sport Fish announced last week that fishing is prohibited for the month of August in all waters of Blind Slough upstream from a line between Blind Point and Anchor Point until August 31.

The closure is due to broodstock concerns at Crystal Lake Hatchery, as king salmon numbers are below the year’s goal.

An aerial survey conducted July 27 observed approximately 150 live king salmon and between 200 and 300 dead specimens, considerably below the target of 500 male and 500 female king salmon.

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