Four Anchorage dipnetters got a lesson in punctuality last Friday, with $160 citations handed out for fishing past the nightly closure.
At 11:10pm, 51-year-old Jung Sook, 34-year-old Scott Stanley, 60-year-old Gary Kutil, and 32-year-old Eren Strah were all found still fishing on Kenai’s South Beach.
The same day a commercial fisherman, 51-year-old Charles Smith of Kasilof, was allegedly fishing five minutes before the fishery opened in the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area. Smith was also found to have three fishermen on board, but only two personal flotation devices. He was also fined $160.