For the second straight year, anglers will be able to fish for sockeye salmon in Baker Lake. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement Tuesday.
From Saturday until further notice, anglers can keep up to three adult sockeye salmon that exceed 18 inches in length from the log boom barrier at Baker Dam upstream to the mouth of the upper Baker River. All other salmon, as well as bull trout, must be released.
Brett Barkdull, a fish biologist, said this year’s return is expected to meet spawning production goals. As of today, 8,285 sockeye had returned to …