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Division: Sport Fish
Title: Alexander Creek northern pike suppression.
Author: Dunker, K., and D. Rutz.
Year: 2014
Report ID: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Regional Operational Plan ROP.SF.2A.2014.13, Anchorage.
Abstract: The northern pike is an invasive predatory fish in Southcentral Alaska and is responsible for the loss of several fisheries across the region. Alexander Creek in the Susitna River basin is one of the most heavily impacted systems. This project will continue to restore the quality of salmon rearing habitat by annually reducing the number of northern pike spawners in the slow backwaters of Alexander Creek. Research projects will also be conducted to better understand movement patterns of juvenile northern pike in Alexander Creek and evaluate the success of the suppression effort in increasing salmon productivity within the system.
Keywords: Northern pike, Esox lucius, Invasive species, Alexander Creek, Gill nets, Pike control