Youth-only Fishing Day at the Homer Spit in Alaska, Saturday August 16

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Youth-only Fishing Day at the Homer Spit, Saturday August 16A portion of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit will be open to fishing only by youths 15 years of age and younger on Saturday, August 16, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The youth-only fishing area will be posted. The remainder of the Fishing Lagoon will be open to fishing to all anglers of any age.

Fish and Game staff and volunteers will be on hand from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist kids and some fishing gear will be available at that time for use by kids.

All other sport fishing regulations remain in effect for the Fishing Lagoon. The daily bag and possession limit is 6 silver salmon of any size. The lagoon area is closed to snagging until further notice and weights or bobbers following a hook or hooks may not be used.

Youth fisheries were established by the Alaska State Legislature and implemented by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to provide special opportunity for young people to catch fish.