PLANNING NOTES: The Chena Dam is used as the counting tower for gathering these fish counts. The dam is 45 miles up the Chena River from the mouth of the Tanana River. Kings normally take 1.5 - 2 days to reach the dam once they enter the Chena. The river is open to king salmon fishing from the mouth to within 100 yards downstream of the Dam. Some fish are caught in the dam area but many anglers choose to fish at the mouth and in places a little further upstream from the Tanana. Those anglers fishing nearest the Chena Dam will find these numbers more helpful than those anglers fishing in the lowest part of the river. However, during the better portion of the run this chart will be handy in determining increasing or decreasing numbers moving through the river and the relative size of the run.
BOAT ANGLER WARNING: The law dictates that the channel remain open to the passage of other boats, including the riverboat DISCOVERY. Anglers should pull their anchors and get completely out of the way well in advance with time to spare. Don't be a statistic or end up cited for a violation of obstruction of the channel. ADFG will be emphasizing the need for boaters to comply.
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