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Lower Kuskokwim River 12-Hr Gillnet Opening On June 24

Jun 22, 2020

Credit Shane Iverson / KYUK

There will be a gillnet fishing opening in the lower Kuskokwim River on Wednesday, June 24, lasting 12 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The opening applies from the Kuskokwim River mouth to the Kalskag Bluffs.

The river from the Kalskag Bluffs to the headwaters has already opened full time to gillnets.

Drift gillnets must be 6-inch mesh or less, and may not exceed 45 meshes in depth. Upstream of the Johnson River, nets may not exceed 150 feet in length. Downstream of the Johnson River, nets may not exceed 300 feet in length.