Kvichak System Spawning Ground Catalog


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The Kvichak River system is the major contributor to the important red salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. From 1932 through 1962, the Kvichak-Naknek fishery contributed about 60% of the total Bristol Bay catch. During the period 1955-62, the Kvichak River system alone had an estimated average total run (catch plus escapement) of more than 8.25 million red salmon.

Since 1955 the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) has surveyed spawning grounds to determine distribution of fish. during 1961 and 1962 the surveys were enlarged to include measurements and estimates of spawning area. these additional observations were made in order to estimate carrying capacity of Kvichak spawning grounds.

71 stream and pond areas and 23 beach areas have been surveyed and cataloged. This catalog includes all stream and pond areas utilized by the fish, with one or tow possible and minor exceptions. Extensive surveys of beach areas did not begin until 1960, and several of these areas may be omitted from the catalog.

Since 1955, FRI has studied spawning grounds under a Saltonstall-Kennedy contract administered by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (BCF). Between 1950 and 1955, FRI, financed by salmon canners of Bristol Bay, made occasional spawning ground surveys. Prior to 1950, infrequent surveys of parts of the Kvichak River system were made by the BCF. These are recorded in “Reports of the Commissioner of Fisheries to the Secretary of Commerce, Alaska fishery and Fur Seal Industries.” This present catalog contains spawning ground information collected during these three periods, thus providing interested management and research agencies with the data under one cover.

Early in 1960, a tentative spawning area catalog was compiled by D. R. Heinle and H. D. Smith. The format of this catalog was later changed to accommodate additional and more detailed information, resulting in the present form compiled by R. L. Demory and R. F. Orrell. Field observations were made by C. D. Becker, Demory, J. R. Gilbert, Heinle, O. E. Kerns, Jr., O. A. Mathisen, Orrell, L. A. Phinney, Smith, and P. E. Wright. In addition, many temporary workers aided in data collection.

Special acknowledgment is made to Oren B. Hudson, pilot and owner of Iliamna Airways, who provided excellent help and flying service for aerial surveys.

Data from the catalog has been condensed into the following table. You may browse, sort and search through the presented data.

Catalog I.D. Site Latitude Longitude Total Length Length Accessible to Salmon Average Width Width Range Average Depth Depth Range Total Accessible Spawning Area Potential Spawning Area Bottom Quality Watershed Area Gradient Velocity Flow Flow Range Air Temp. Water Temp. Shelter Survey Method Fish Species Percent of Total Escapement Time of occupancy Peak spawn
I O.O Kvichak River 59.315564 -155.92439 15.3 mi 15.3 mi 1000 Ft 300-2300 ft 60 in 48-360 in 1858 acres 50%, 929 acres Good gravel 8000 sq mi 4-5 fps 18000 cfs 16.7 C 12 C Excellent Air Kings, chums, pinks, rainbow, grayling, northern pike, whitefish
I O.O:6.OL Pecks Creek 59.291264 -155.930947 22.5 mi 22.5 mi 20 Ft 54.6 acres 10%, 5.5 acres Mud bottom, some gravel 70 sq mi Excellent Some air
I 0.0:7.2R Kaskanak Creek 59.325041 -156.073732 55.5 mi 55.5 mi 25 Ft 168.5 acres 5%, 8.4 acres 111 sq mi Excellent Some air, skiff
I 32.2 Lower Talarik Creek – Main Stem 59.630945 -155.53406 0.3 mi 0.3 mi 90 Ft 70-120 ft 18 in 12-48 in 3.3 acres 40%, 1.6 acres Good gravel 50 sq mi 1.5 fps 108 cfs Just below forks 20 C 17 C Excellent Air, skiff Grayling, rainbow, Dolly Varden, northern pike, whitefish, coho 5-9% July 20-Oct. 10 Aug. 15-Sept. 10
I 32.2 Lower Talarik Creek – Right Fork 59.653665 -155.544117 3.1 mi 3.1 mi 42 Ft 30-60 ft 12 in 8-24 in 15.8 acres 100%, 15.8 acres 24% <1/8", 64% 1/8-3", 12% 3-12"; excellent gravel 49 ft/mi 1.5 fps 50 cfs At source, normal flow 20 C 17 C Excellent Air, ground Grayling, rainbow, Dolly Varden, northern pike, whitefish, coho 5-9% July 20-Oct. 10 Aug. 15-Sept. 10
I 32.2 Lower Talarik Creek – Left Fork 59.703779 -155.387199 4.6 mi 4.6 mi 52 Ft 30-90 ft 12 in 8-30 in 29 acres 80%, 23.2 acres 22% <1/8", 74% 1/8-3", 4% 3-12%; excellent upper stream 33 ft/mi 1.5 fps 62 cfs 2 mi from forks, normal flow 20 C 17 C Excellent Air, ground Grayling, rainbow, Dolly Varden, northern pike, whitefish, coho 5-9% July 20-Oct. 10 Aug. 15-Sept. 10
I 39.2 Middle Talarik Creek 59.633257 -155.379116 4.7 mi 4.7 mi 14 Ft 10-17 ft 12 in 10-20 in 8 acres 55%, 4.4 acres 20% <1/8, 40% 1/8-3, 37% 3-12, 3%>12; good spawning in middle 3 mi 9 sq mi 38 ft/mi 1.5 fps 20 cfs At mouth, normal flow 19 C 18 C Mouth exposed to all but northerly winds Air, creek easily waded, east offers easy upstream access Grayling, Dolly Varden 1-4% Aug. 1-Sept. 10 Aug. 15-31
I 46.2 Upper Talarik Creek 59.64845 -155.194722 30 mi 30 mi 38 Ft 35-42 ft 18 in 12-30 in 138.4 acres 45%, 62.3 acres 12% <1/8, 77% 1/8-3, 11% 3-12; good gravel 132 sq mi 33 ft/mi 2 fps 60 cfs 8 mi from mouth, normal flow 20 C 17 C Excellent Air, some skiff, waded at normal water levels Dolly Varden, rainbow, coho <1% July 20-Sept. 10 Aug. 10-25
I 49.4 Pete Andrew Creek 59.665742 -155.119914 4 mi 4 mi 36 Ft 30-60 ft 8 in 6-10 in 17.5 acres 51%, 8.9 acres 1% <1/8, 30% 1/8-3, 68% 3-12, <1% >12; fair gravel 10 sq mi 27 ft/mi 1 fps 17 cfs 1.5 mi from mouth, normal flow 18 C 12 C Excellent Air, ground Grayling, rainbow, cottids <1% July 20-Sept. 1 Aug. 10-25
I 51.0 Car Creek 59.661789 -155.075342 13 mi 13 mi 20 Ft 15-35 ft 18 in 12-48 in 31.6 acres 25%, 7.9 acres 55% <1/8, 43% 1/8-3, 2% 3-12; fair gravel, lower 2 mi mostly silt 21 sq mi 16 ft/mi 2 fps 32 cfs 1 mi from mouth, normal flow 18 C 12.5 C Excellent Air, ground undetermined <1%
I 64.8 Little Roadhouse Creek 59.752313 -154.839211 6.5 mi 6.5 mi 15 Ft 10-30 ft 8 in 6-24 in 11.8 acres 47%, 5.5 acres 24% <1/8, 75% 1/8-3, 1% 3-12; fair gravel to 4 mi, silt beyond 13 sq mi 24 ft/mi 2 fps 15 cfs At mouth, normal flow 15 C 10 C Available at settlement of Iliamna Air visibility poor, stream passage difficult Dolly Varden, grayling, rainbow, coho <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 20 Aug. 20-Sept. 10
I 67.4 Hudson’s Ponds 59.784691 -154.801436 1 mi 1 mi Creek 2′, 1st pond 27′ wide and 36′ long, 2nd pond 47′ wide and 165′ long 1′-3′ creek 12″ in ponds, 6″ in creek 8″-16″ in ponds, 4″-12″ in creek 0.2 acres 100%, 0.2 acres 10% <1/8, 90% 1/8-3; excellent gravel in ponds, creek mostly sand 1 sq mi 1 fps 1.5 cfs At outlet of pond, normal flow 4 C Available at settlement of Iliamna Air, some ground <1% Aug. 15-Oct. 15 Sept. 10-30
I 80.9 NW. Eagle Bay Creek 59.7732 -154.678621 7 mi 7 mi 12 Ft 10-15 ft 24 in 18-42 in 10.2 acres 13%, 1.3 acres 64% <1/8, 25% 1/8-3, 8% 3-12; poor spawning in lower 3.4 mi, fair in upper portion 8 sq mi 15 ft/mi 1.5 fps 10 cfs 18 16 C Excellent Some air, skiff Dolly Varden, grayling, rainbow <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 30 Aug. 20-Sept. 10
I 82.0 NE. Eagle Bay Creek 59.770726 -154.640755 10.3 mi 10.3 mi 25 Ft 20-30 ft 12 in 8-18 in 31.3 acres 54%, 16.8 acres 17% <1/8, 51%1/8-3, 30% 3-12, 2% >12; good gravel to 4 mi, beyond becomes precipitous 19 sq mi 237 ft/mi 2 fps 34 cfs 400 yrds above mouth, normal flow 10 C 6.8 C Excellent Some air, some ground <1% Aug. 1-Oct. 1 Aug. 10-Sept. 1
I 92.6 Young’s Creek 59.795815 -154.46291 12.5 mi 12.5 mi 40 Ft 25-60 ft 12 in 8-30 in 60.6 acres 40%, 24.2 acres 2% <1/8, 75% 1/8-3, 21% 3-12, 2% >12; good gravel from 1.2-4 mi, coarse beyond 35 sq mi 52 ft/mi 4 fps 76 cfs 1.5 mi from mouth, normal flow 13 C 9 C Excellent Air, waded at normal water levels, some ground Dolly Varden, rainbow, whitefish <1% Aug. 10-Sept. 15 Aug 15-Sept 1
I 99.2 Chekok Creek 59.795596 -154.384493 5 mi 1.25 mi 15 Ft 9-20 ft 8 in 6-30 in 2.3 acres 10%, 0.23 acres 57% <1/8, 43% 1/8-3; poor spawning facilities due to silt, bottom unstable 6 sq mi 30 ft/mi 1 fps 10 cfs At mouth, normal flow 17 C 7 C Excellent Air, ground, some skiff Rainbow, Dolly Varden <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 30 Aug. 15-Sept. 25
I 102.8 Tomkok Creek 59.827232 -154.379958 16.5 mi 16.5 mi 20 Ft 15-35 ft 12 in 10-24 in 40 acres 35%, 14 acres 33% <1/8, 28% 1/8-3, 28% 3-12, 11% >12; lower 2 mi good gravel, upper portion poor 74 sq mi 55 ft/mi 2 fps 40 cfs 300 yrds above confluence with Canyon Creek, normal flow 18 C 8.8 C Available at creek mouth Some air, ground, waded during normal water levels Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 5-Sept. 20 Aug. 15-Sept. 10
I 103.8 Prince Creek Ponds 59.795905 -154.351589 0.5 mi 0.5 mi 5 Ft 24 in 0.6 acres 100%, 0.6 acres 40% <1/8, 60% 1/8-3; good gravel 0.5 sq mi Excellent Air, skiff, some ground Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 10-Oct. 15 Sept. 15-Oct. 5
I 105.9 Canyon Creek 59.833275 -154.366872 18.5 mi 18.5 mi 35 Ft 20-50 ft 14 in 10-24 in 78.5 acres 51%, 40 acres 37% <1/8, 29% 1/8-3, 27% 8-12, 7% >12; lower 2 mi good gravel, above becomes coarse 40 sq mi 137 ft/mi 2 fps 60 cfs Near confluence with Tomkok Creek, normal flow Excellent Air, some ground Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 1-Oct. 1 Aug. 15-Sept. 15
I 105.9 Canyon Springs 59.808747 -154.320845 250 yards 250 yards 30 Ft 12-40 ft 0.6 acres 80%, 0.5 acres Good gravel 1 sq mi Excellent Poor air visibility, skiff, branches easily waded <1% Aug. 1-Oct. 1 Sept. 1-20
I 105.9:1.0L Wolf Creek Ponds 59.801718 -154.349474 1 mi 1 mi 10 Ft 6-14 ft 14 in 12-24 in 0.9 acres 100%, 0.9 acres 100% 1/8-3; excellent gravel 1 sq mi Excellent Air, some ground <1% Aug. 5-Dec. 31 Aug. 20-Sept. 20
I 106.6 Mink Creek 59.805581 -154.308486 3.8 mi 3.8 mi 12 Ft 6-15 ft 12 in 6-24 in 5.5 acres 53%, 2.9 acres 19% <1/8, 29% 1/8-3, 47% 3-12, 5% >12; fair gravel to forks, poor beyond due to coarse bottom 6 sq mi 263 ft/mi 1 fps 10 cfs At mouth, normal flow 22 C 16 C Mouth protected from N and W winds Poor air visibility, some skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 10-Sept. 10 Aug. 25-Sept. 1
I 112.7 Knutson Creek 59.808964 -154.13342 12.5 mi 12.5 mi 40 Ft 25-50 ft 18 in 12-30 in 60.6 acres 30%, 18.2 acres Large boulders except near mouth where some gravel and rubble occur 48 sq mi 168 ft/mi 2 fps 90 cfs At 1 mile, normal flow Excellent Air, ground Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 1-Oct. 1 Aug. 5-Sept. 15
I 112.8 Knutson Ponds 59.793097 -154.145174 200 yards 200 yards 30′ x 90′, 60′ x 60′, 45′ x 300′ 18 in 0.1 acres 100%, 0.1 acres 20% <1/8, 80% 1/8-3; excellent gravel 0.5 sq mi Excellent Air, ground Dolly Varden <1% Aug. 15-Nov. 30 Sept. 10-Oct. 30
I 131.9 Pedro Creek and Ponds 59.784165 -154.121753 To east ponds 2.0 mi, to west ponds 1.5 mi 2.0, 1.5 mi 10 Ft 18 in 3.9 acres 100%, 3.9 acres Good gravel 4 sq mi 0.1-0.5 fps 10 cfs Excellent Air, ground Dolly Varden <1% Aug. 5-Dec. 1 Sept. 10-Oct. 30
I 132.9 Russian Creek 59.777929 -154.094061 1 mi 1 mi 10 Ft 6-20 ft 6 in 4-15 in 1.2 acres 50%, 0.6 acres 3% <1/8, 40% 1/8-3, 40% 3-12, 17% >12; good gravel 3 sq mi 150 ft/mi 2 fps 8 cfs 25 yrds above mouth, normal flow 20 C 12 C Good protection from N and E winds Poor air visibility, ground Rainbow, cottids, sticklebacks <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 10 Aug. 25-Sept. 1
I 148.2 Pile River 59.796617 -153.903847 30.2 mi 30.2 mi 100 Ft 70-200 ft 36 in 30-60 in 366.1 acres 13%, 47.6 acres 13% <1/8, 10% 1/8-3, 20% 3-12, 3% >12, 54% unknown; poor spawning facilities 115 sq mi 52 ft/mi 5 fps 250-300 cfs Measured 0.3 mi from mouth, normal flow 22 C 14 C Good Air, some skiff <1% Sept. 1-10
I 149.0 Swamp Creek 59.793136 -153.873192 1.6 mi 1.6 mi 10 Ft 6-15 ft 8 in 6-12 in 1.9 acres 19%, 0.4 acres 29% <1/8, 21% 1/8-3, 19% 3-12, 31% >12; poor spawning facilities 7 sq mi 21 ft/mi 2 fps 10 cfs 200 from mouth, normal flow 22 C 17 C Excellent Air, some ground Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 30 Sept. 1-15
I 156.8 Iliamna River – Main Stem 59.768882 -153.84178 11 mi 11 mi 100 Ft 90-200 ft 48 in 24-120 in 133.4 acres 37%, 49.4 acres Poor, with fair spawning from Chinkelyes Creek to forks 201 sq mi 0.4 fps 250 cfs At bride, river level receding 13.5 C 5 C Excellent Air, some skiff Rainbow, Dolly Varden 5-9% Aug. 1-Nov. 30 Aug. 20-Nov. 1
I 156.8:11.0 Iliamna River – Right Fork 59.85278 -153.754225 17.9 mi 17.9 mi 85 Ft 60-120 ft 15 in 12-30 in 184.4 acres 37%, 68.2 acres 35% <1/8, 55% 1/8-3, 10% 3-12; good gravel 91 ft/mi 1 fps 200 cfs 0.7 mi above forks, water level reading 11 C 9 C Excellent Air, some skiff Rainbow, Dolly Varden Aug. 1-Nov. 30 Aug. 20-Nov. 1
I 156.8:11.0 Iliamna River – Left Fork 59.826799 -153.726289 18 mi 18 mi 75 Ft 60-100 ft 24 in 18-30 in 163.7 acres 37%, 60.6 acres 40% <1/8, 26% 1/8-3, 23% 3-12, 11% >12; fair gravel 47 ft/mi 4 fps 480 cfs Just above forks, water level receding 19 C 12.5 C Excellent Air Dolly Varden, rainbow Aug. 1-Nov. 30 Aug. 20-Nov. 1
I 156.8:1.4L Bear Creek 59.721991 -153.919925 5.5 mi 0.9 mi 12 Ft 7-20 ft 12 in 8-18 in 1.3 acres 24%, 0.3 acres 18% <1/8, 26% 1/8-3, 34% 3-12, 22% >12; good gravel in ponds, poor in stream with patches 7 sq mi 1 fps 10 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 23 C 8 C Excellent Air, easily waded after first 100 yrds <1% Sept. 1-30
I 156.8:2.6L False Creek 59.732926 -153.92757 0.2 mi 0.2 mi 10 Ft 7-12 ft 8 in 6-12 in 0.2 acres 50%, 0.1 acres 30% <1/8, 45% 1/8-3, 20% 3-12, 5% >12; fair gravel 2 sq mi 0.1 fps 1 cfs At mouth, normal flow 24 C Excellent Air, stream easily waded <1%
I 156.8:2.7L Old Williams Creek 59.743599 -153.88522 8.9 mi 1.1 mi 20 Ft 15-25 ft 18 in 9-24 in 2.7 acres 17%, 0.4 acres 17% <1/8, 40% 1/8-3, 33% 3-12, 10%>12; poor spawning facilities 20 sq mi 2.5 fps 60 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 23 C 11.5 C Excellent Air, creek wadable above mouth <1%
I 156.8:4.4L Chinkelyes Creek 59.748461 -153.86977 15 mi 11 mi 50 Ft 35-75 ft 14 in 10-36 in 90.9 acres 20%, 17.9 acres 10% <1/8, 80% 1/8-3, 10% 3-12; excellent gravel in lower 2 mi, little if any beyond 34 sq mi 29 ft/mi 2 fps 95 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 14 C 6 C Excellent Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 30 Sept. 1-10
I 164.8 Jack Durand Creek 59.711214 -154.02443 2.5 mi 2.5 mi 10 Ft 5-18 ft 9 in 8-16 in 3 acres 45%, 1.4 acres Fair gravel in lower mile, much rubble beyond 6 sq mi 652 ft/mi 2 fps 13 cfs At mouth, normal flow 17 C 6 C Mouth partially protected from E and W winds Air, easily waded <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 30 Sept. 1-20
I 170.9 Squirrel Village Creek 59.673831 -154.25085 3 mi 3 mi 8 Ft 3-12 ft 7 in 6-10 in 2.9 acres 45%, 1.3 acres 5% <1/8, 45% 1/8-3, 40% 3-12, 10% >12; good gravel near mouth, bottom coarse after 0.3 mi 5 sq mi 290 ft/mi 3 fps 10 cfs At mouth, normal flow 15 C 5 C Good protection at mouth from S and E winds Some air, easily waded Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 15 Aug. 20-Sept. 10
I 183.9 Tommy River 59.615477 -154.572345 13.8 mi 13.8 mi 20 Ft 15-35 ft 12 in 9-30 in 33.5 acres 60%, 20.1 acres 18% <1/8, 40% 1/8-3, 36% 3-12, 6% >12; good gravel in lower 5 mi, bottom coarse above 20 sq mi 108 ft/mi 2 fps 32 cfs Above outlet slough, normal flow 20 C 13.5 C Excellent Some air, easily waded after outlet slough Dolly Varden, rainbow <1% Aug. 5-Sept. 25 Aug. 15-Sept. 15
I 183.9 Tommy Springs 59.613257 -154.586612 220 yards 220 yards 15 Ft 2-25 ft 19 in 18-24 in 0.2 acres 100%, 0.2 acres 37% <1/8, 36% 1/8-3, 27% 3-12; good gravel 0.5 sq mi 0.5 fps 2 cfs At mouth, normal flow 16 C 8 C Excellent Some air, easily waded except when lake level exceptionally high <1% Aug. 10-Oct. 15 Sept. 1-Oct. 10
I 211.5 Nancy Creek 59.563192 -154.528515 2 mi 0.7 mi 3 Ft 2-5 ft 6 in 4-12 in 0.3 acres 45%, 0.1 acres 34% <1/8, 64% 1/8-3, 2% 3-12; good gravel in lower 0.5 mi, rubble beyond 4 sq mi 150 ft/mi 1 fps 2 cfs At mouth, normal flow 13 C 6 C Excellent Poor air, easily waded <1% Aug. 5-Sept. 10 Aug. 15-Sept. 1
I 213.6 Pope Creek 59.559522 -154.506229 1.3 mi 0.7 mi 3 Ft 2-4 ft 7 in 5-14 in 0.3 acres 43%, 0.1 acres 9% <1/8, 66% 1/8-3, 20% 3-12, 5% >12; good gravel in lower 0.5 mi, bottom coarse beyond 3 sq mi 192 ft/mi 1 fps 2 cfs At mouth, normal flow 12 C 5 C Good Poor air, easily waded Cottids <1% Aug. 5-Sept. 10 Aug. 20-Sept. 1
I 214.5 Nick G. Creek 59.55628 -154.498794 4 mi 0.5 mi 15 Ft 8-20 ft 10 in 8-15 in 0.9 acres 90%, 0.8 acres 10% <1/8, 56% 1/8-3, 32% 3-12, 2% >12; excellent gravel in right fork, left fork nonspawnable 8 sq mi 50 ft/0.5 mi below falls 2 fps 12 cfs On right fork just above forks, normal flow Excellent Poor air, easily waded Dolly Varden, rainbow, whitefish, cottids, sticklebacks above falls <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 20 Aug. 10-30
I 217.1 Copper River 59.535446 -154.36162 32 mi 12 mi 70 Ft 50-120 ft 24 in 18-144 in 102 acres 66%, 67.3 acres 7% <1/8, 61% 1/8-3, 26% 3-12, 6% >12; excellent spawning facilities, above falls nonspawnable 128 sq mi 17 ft/mi 3.2 fps 480 cfs 6 mi from falls, water level receding 12.7 C Excellent, Walker’s cabin 0.75 mi from mouth Air, ground Dolly Varden, rainbow, suckers, whitefish, northern pike, cottids, sticklebacks 10% or more July 10-Sept. 20 Aug. 15-Sept. 1
I 266.6 Alec Flyum Creek 59.474193 -154.506137 2 mi 2 mi 9 Ft 4-15 ft 8 in 4-12 in 2.2 acres 93%, 2 acres 73% 1/8-3, 27% 3-12; excellent gravel 3 ft/mi 1.6 fps 7 cfs Just above outlet slough, normal flow 22 C 10 C Excellent Poor air, easily waded, good game trails on S side Rainbow, Dolly Varden, coho <1% Aug. 10-Sept. 15 Aug. 15-Sept. 1
I 278.7 Kakhonak River 59.442907 -154.455984 8.8 mi 8.8 mi 140 Ft 80-1,200 ft 48-60 in 149.4 acres 6%, 9 acres Poor spawning facilities 149 sq mi 22 ft/mi 5 fps 1200 cfs Measured below Kakhonak Lake, river level up 18″ due to strong E wind and heavy rain 14 C 13 C Excellent Air Dolly Varden, rainbow, lake trout, whitefish, grayling <1% July 25-Sept. 30 Sept. 1-10
I 287.9 Cabin Creek 59.421033 -154.485961 2 mi 2 mi 9 Ft 5-15 ft 9 in 4-18 in 2.2 acres 10%, 0.2 acres 38% <1/8, 17% 1/8-3, 38% 3-12, 7% >12; poor spawning facilities after 0.2 mi 12 sq mi 49 ft/mi 1 fps 5 cfs 1.5 mi from mouth, normal flow 21.5 C 11.5 C Excellent Air, ground <1% Aug. 10-Sept. 15 Aug. 20-Sept. 5
I 288.9 Granite Creek 59.411652 -154.494524 19.5 mi Uncertain, 3.5 mi to first large lake 30 Ft 10-60 ft 20 in 12-24 in 70.9 acres <1%, 0.1 acres 10% 1/8-3, 20% 3-12, 70% >12; patches of good gravel in lower 0.5 mi 51 sq mi 49 ft/mi 1.8 fps 75 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 18.5 C 12.3 C Excellent Air, creek wadable during normal flow <1%
I 297.3 Lake Creek 59.410323 -154.586662 1.5 mi 1.5 mi 15 Ft 10-25 ft 12 in 6-24 in 2.7 acres 50% 1.4 acres 6% <1/8, 27% 1/8-3, 47% 3-12, 20% >12; fair gravel 12 sq mi 69 ft/mi 1.7 fps 20 cfs At head of canyon, normal flow 18 C 12.2 C Fair Some air, creek wadable during normal water levels Rainbow, grayling <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 15 Aug. 20-Sept. 1
I 303.4 Nick N. Creek 59.421499 -154.647969 1 mi 1 mi 15 Ft 12 in 1.8 acres 40%, 0.7 acres Outlet of source lake nonspawnable 7 sq mi 103 ft/mi 1.5 fps 20 cfs At outlet, normal flow 18 C 11.3 C Fair Poor air, some ground, some skiff Rainbow, northern pike <1%
I 318.2 Camp Creek 59.416769 -154.958141 5.6 mi 5.6 mi 12 Ft 6-20 ft 8 in 5-18 in 8.2 acres 40%, 3.3 acres 50% 1/8-3, 40% 3-12, 10% >12; fair gravel 9 sq mi 23 ft/mi 1.8 fps 14 cfs Just above short outlet slough, normal flow 20 C 16.5 C None at creek, mouth exposed to all but S winds Poor air, some ground, easily waded <1% July 25-Sept. 1 Aug. 10-Sept. 20
I 320.8 Dennis Creek 59.406392 -155.015591 19.3 mi 19.3 mi 30 Ft 10-50 ft 12 in 8-36 in 70.2 acres 26%, 18.3 acres 20% 1/8-3, 40% 3-12, 40% >12; good gravel in lower 2 mi 46 sq mi 58 ft/mi 2 fps 50 cfs 1 mile from mouth, normal flow 20 C 13.5 C Excellent Some air, creek wadable during normal flow <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 10 Aug. 20-Sept. 1
I 337.4 Belinda Creek 59.369447 -155.379417 24.9 mi 24.9 mi 35 Ft 20-60 ft 18 in 12-48 in 105.7 acres 35%, 37 acres 1% <1/8, 18% 1/8-3, 66% 3-12, 15% >12; good gravel in lower 2 mi, poor in canyon, fair above canyon 100 sq mi 44 ft/mi 1.7 fps 70 cfs 100 yrds above outlet slough, normal flow 15 C 12 C Excellent Some air, wadable during normal flows Kings, chums, Dolly Varden, grayling, rainbow, northern pike <1% July 15-Sept. 10 Aug. 10-20
G 0.0 Gibraltar Creek 59.437163 -154.851745 5.8 mi 5.8 mi 95 Ft 60-100 ft 24 in 18-48 in 66.6 acres 60%, 40 acres 2% <1/8, 52% 1/8-3, 33% 3-12, 13% >12; excellent gravel in lower 4 mi and upper 0.5 mi, much rubble beyond 128 sq mi 23 ft/mi 2 fps 235 cfs 0.2 mile below Gibraltar Lake, normal flow 4 C 10 C Excellent Air, creek wadable during normal levels, some ground, some skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, occasional kings, chums, pinks 5-9% July 20-Sept. 30 Aug. 15-Sept. 15
G 0.0:0.5L Little Gibraltar Creek 59.384033 -154.833873 14.9 mi 14.9 mi 10 Ft 6-20 ft 18 in 18.1 acres 45%, 8.1 acres 23% <1/8, 28% 1/8-3, 32% 3-12, 17% >12; good gravel in lower mile, not well known above 65 sq mi 104 ft/mi 2 fps 20 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 22 C 11 C Excellent Air, creek easily waded <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 10
G 9.9 Dream Creek 59.333753 -154.602061 4.4 mi 4.4 mi 15 Ft 6-30 ft 12 in 8-24 in 8 acres 42%, 3.4 acres 14% <1/8, 24% 1/8-3, 36% 3-12, 26% >12; excellent gravel in lower 0.5 mi, fair beyond 20 sq mi 62 ft/mi 2 fps 24 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 20.5 C 15 C Good Air, creek easily waded above outlet slough Rainbow <1% Aug. 1-Sept. 15 Sept. 1-10
G 10.0 Southeast Creek 59.329093 -154.615532 5.1 mi 5.1 mi 20 Ft 6-20 ft 12 in 6-24 in 12.4 acres 36%, 4.5 acres 27% <1/8, 27% 1/8-3, 30% 3-12, 16% >12; good gravel in lower 3 mi, not known beyond 14 sq mi 338 ft/mi 2 fps 32 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 23 C 11 C Excellent Air, creek wadable Rainbow <1% July 25-Sept. 30 Aug. 25-Sept 10
G 18.2 Trout Creek 59.378578 -154.787832 6.1 mi 6.1 mi 12 Ft 10-15 ft 12 in 8-30 in 8.9 acres 10%, 0.9 acres 10% <1/8, 20% 1/8-3, 30% 3-12; good gravel in lower 0.5 mi, much large rock beyond 33 sq mi 86 ft/mi 2 fps 20 cfs Just above mouth, normal flow 22 C 11 C Good Air, creek waded at normal water level <1% Aug. 20-Sept. 20
I 109.3S Knutson Bay 59.803523 -154.15785 6300 Ft 250 Ft 150-500 ft Gravel and loose sand Good Some air Dolly Varden, rainbow, lake trout, whitefish 10% or more Aug. 1-Nov. Sept. 15-Oct. 31
I 138.6S Lonesome Bay 59.790508 -153.981517 1,350 ft for three beaches 90 Ft 50-150 ft Bottom of two beaches sand and rubble, third beach gravel to 5″ Good Air, some skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cisco <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 30 Sept. 10-20
I 160.4S Finger Beach No. 1 59.707925 -154.04297 600 Ft 100 Ft 30-200 ft Bottom largely gravel and rubble overlain in places with 1″-3″ of sand Good Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, lake trout, cisco <1% Aug. 15-Oct. 10 Sept. 10-30
I 159.5S Finger Beach No. 2 59.708036 -154.035852 1000 Ft 200 Ft 150-200 ft Bottom 3″-6″ rock becoming sand covered 100′ offshore Good Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, lake trout, cisco <1% Aug. 15-Oct. 10 Sept. 10-30
I 160.0S Finger Beach No. 3 59.711172 -154.028308 1000 Ft 200 Ft Good Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, lake trout, cisco <1% Aug. 15-Oct. 10 Sept. 10-30
I 165.0S Southeast Beaches 59.679171 -154.124796 6 Ft Bottom predominantly loose gravel and large rock Nearest shelter on S side of Porcupine Island 2 mi N Air, skiff <1% Aug. 15-Sept. 15 Aug. 25-Sept. 5
I 183.6S Tommy Beach 59.615477 -154.572345 750 Ft 300 Ft Good gravel from 0.5″-5″ throughout Excellent Air, skiff <1% Aug. 10-Oct. 1 Aug. 25-Sept. 30
I 57.6:I0.3 Triangle No. 3 59.727234 -154.445778 1000 Ft 60 Ft 50-75 ft Mostly 3″-6″ rock, some coarser Good Air, skiff Rainbow, char, cottids <1% July 31-Aug. 31 Aug. 1-7
I 57.6:I4.4 Triange No. 1 59.720325 -154.474249 1000 Ft 60 Ft 40-150 ft Middle section composed of 2″-6″ rock, large broken rock near east end, sediments appear at 30′ Fair Air, skiff Rainbow, char, cottids <1% July 21-Aug. 21 Aug. 7-14
I 57.6:I5.3 Triangle No. 2 59.724068 -154.460286 1300 Ft 60 Ft 50-100 ft Section composed of 2″-6″ rock, bedrock and sediment begins offshore Good Air, skiff Rainbow, char, cottids <1% July 21-Aug. 31 Aug. 7-14
I 60.0:I0.4 E-2 Island 59.725694 -154.362504 700 Ft 60-70 ft Bottom mostly 3″-6″ rock, sediments after 40′ Fair Air, skiff <1% Aug. 4-10
I 63.0:I2.6 Knutson Islands No. 1 59.778294 -154.33372 1000 Ft 50 Ft 40-60 ft Bottom mostly large rock and boulder interspersed with smaller rock and gravel Excellent Air, skiff <1% July 25-Aug. 31 Aug. 7-14
I 64.3:I12.5 Flat Island No. 2 59.741747 -154.225231 Coarse gravel 1″-5″ Excellent Poor air, skiff 1-4% Aug. 1-Sept. 30 Aug. 15-Sept. 1
I 64.3:I16.4 Flat Island No. 3 59.723055 -154.265591 Coarse gravel 1″-5″ Excellent Air, skiff See Flat Island No. 2 Aug. 1-Sept. 30 Aug. 15-30
I 64.3:I22.3 Southwest Woody No. 1 59.730271 -154.334249 500 Ft 30 Ft 10-60 ft 4″-6″ rock Excellent Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cisco <1% July 21-Aug. 31 Aug. 1-7
I 64.3:I24.1 Southwest Woody No. 2 59.735484 -154.337771 1000 Ft 230 Ft 100-250 ft Largely 4″-6″ rock to depth of 20′, some sediments and boulder beyond See Southwest Woody No. 1 Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cottids <1% July 25-Aug. 30 Aug. 1-7
I 64.3:I24.5 Southwest Woody No. 3 59.738921 -154.329452 1400 Ft 100 Ft 80-250 ft Largely 3″-6″ rock, some larger rock and bedrock Good Some air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cottids <1% July 25-Aug. 30 Aug. 7-14
I 64.3:I26.7 Southwest Woody No. 4 59.741744 -154.294612 1650 Ft 60 Ft 30-200 ft 2″-4″ rock inshore, larger offshore Excellent Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cottids <1% July 25-Aug. 31 Aug. 1-7
I 64.3:I31.2 Northwest Woody No. 1 59.76099 -154.283273 4000 Ft 80 Ft 50-200 ft Mostly 2″-6″ rock, some sediments and larger rock in deeper water Excellent Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cisco <1% July 25-Aug. 31 Aug. 7-14
I 64.3:I34.2 Northwest Woody No. 2 59.763205 -154.274422 100 Ft 30 Ft 15-40 ft 3″-6″ rock See Northwest Woody No. 1 Air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cisco, cottids <1% July 25-Aug. 31 Aug. 7-14
I 69.6:I24.3 Flat Island No. 1 59.736021 -154.204506 Mostly gravel 1″-5″ Good Poor air, skiff Dolly Varden, rainbow, cisco See Flat Island No. 2 Aug. 1-Sept. 30 Aug. 15-Sept. 1
G 14.0S Gibraltar No. 1 59.343862 -154.681243 1,000-1,500 ft 150-200 ft 100-250 ft 3″-12″ rock to depth of 20′, smaller rock, some sediments beyond 20′ Little shelter available except eastern end, planes can land when calm Lake trout 1-4% Aug. 15-Oct. 15 Sept. 5-15
Lake Clark areas 5-9% Sept. 5-25
C 0.0 Newhalen River 59.723083 -154.904476 25 mi 25 mi 250 Ft 180-500 ft 12 in 757.7 acres 40%, 303.1 acres 3700 sq mi 7 ft/mi 2 fps 8,000-11,000 cfs Excellent Aerial visibility nil because of glacial debris Dolly Varden, rainbow, grayling, lake trout, king salmon, chum salmon <1% Sept. 1-30
C 0.0:18.7L Little Bear Creek and Pond 59.832934 -154.889312 6 mi 0.7 mi 7 Ft 5-10 ft 6 in 4-12 in 0.6 acres 60%, 0.4 acres 12% <1/8, 77% 1/8-3, 11% 3-12; good gravel 4 sq mi 0.2 fps 5 cfs At mouth, water level receding 11 C 8 C Boat not required Air, some ground Rainbow <1% Sept. 5-20
C 0.0:15.1L Alexi Creek 59.865837 -154.858062 4 mi 4 mi 36 Ft 24-40 ft 15 in 12-24 in 17.5 acres 70%, 12.3 acres 11% <1/8, 70% 1/8-3, 19% 3-12; good gravel 18 sq mi 4 fps 100 cfs Just below Alexi Lake, creen near flood stage 13 C 11 C Not required Air, creek wadable during normal flow Rainbow 10% or more July-Sept. 15 Aug. 15-Sept. 1
C 0.0:6.0L Tazimina River 59.960079 -154.841566 54 mi 9 mi 150 Ft 105-165 ft 24 in 18-48 in 163.7 acres 22%, 36 acres 23% <1/8, 23% 1/8-3, 30% 3-12, 24% >12; fair gravel in lower 5 mi, much rock above 350 sq mi 18 ft/mi 6 fps 1400 cfs Normal flow 18 C 12.5 C Excellent Air, some skiff Dolly Varden, grayling, lake trout, rainbow <1%
C 45.2 Chulitna River 60.197032 -154.68187 16 mi 16 mi 50 Ft 97 acres 19%, 18.2 acres Poor spawning facilities 1.5-2 fps 15 C 13 C Excellent Skiff 1-4%
C 68.6 Kijik River 60.285591 -154.229583 18 mi 18 mi 80 Ft 174.6 acres 10%, 17.5 acres 20% <1/8, 60% 1/8-3, 10% 3-12, 10% >12; poor spawning facilities 291 sq mi 43 ft/mi 2 fps 300-500 cfs 14 C 9 C Good Aerial visibility poor due to glacial debris Dolly Varden, lake trout, grayling <1% Sept. 15-Oct. 15
C 68.6:2.1R Little Kijik River 60.307321 -154.28544 0.6 mi 0.6 mi 75 Ft 18 in 5.5 acres 90%, 5 acres Good gravel 34 sq mi 150 cfs See Kijik River Air, some ground Dolly Varden, lake trout, grayling <1% Sept. 15-Oct. 10 NE. end, Oct. 10-20 SW. end
K 2.5W.;5.5E. Kijik Lake Tributaries 60.276621 -154.371312 Springs to 400 yrds, creek 8 mi Springs to 400 yrds, creek 8 mi Spring 3′, creek 10′ 10 acres 100%, 10 acres Excellent gravel 32 sq mi See Kijik River Air, easily waded, ground 0
C 89.1 Tlikakila River 60.39267 -153.815288 50 mi 50 mi 300 Ft 1588.6 acres 0%, 0 acres Bottom unstable 650 sq mi 1.5 fps Available Aerial visibility nil due to glacial debris 0
C 98.5 Chokotonk River 60.437444 -153.603995 19 mi 19 mi 100 Ft 230.3 acres 0%, 0 acres Sand, silt, unstable 294 sq mi 41 ft/mi 2 fps 13 C 11 C Only at mouth Aerial visibility nil due to glacial debris 0
C 116.4 Currant Creek 60.308003 -154.001225 19.3 mi 19.3 mi 75 Ft Sand, silt, unstable 141 sq mi 97 ft/mi 2 fps Measured 1,000 yrds from mouth, normal flow 15 C 8 C Good Aerial visibility nil due to glacial debris <1%
C 133.6 Tanalian River 60.197224 -154.343487 4 mi 3.6 mi 100 Ft 3 in 43.6 acres 10%, 4.4 acres Poor spawning facilities 209 sq mi 500-800 cfs Excellent Aerial visibility nil due to glacial debris, some ground <1%
C 139.6 22 Creek 60.139765 -154.464225 5.5 mi 5.5 mi 15 Ft 10 acres 60%, 6 acres 10 sq mi Uncertain, mouth exposed to all but S winds Some air, ground survey routes undetermined <1% Sept. 5-25
C 149.8 Sucker Bay Lake 60.015433 -154.676992 Available at mouth of creek Air 5-9% Aug. 15-Oct. 30 Sept. 15-Oct. 1
K 5.5S Kijik Lake No. 1 60.302739 -154.327399 5500 Ft 700-800 ft 50-900 ft Mostly 0.5″-3″ gravel, some sand near lower depth of spawning, about 60 Planes can land in almost any weather Air Lake trout, grayling, Dolly Varden