RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 79873143 LA English T1 Fishery management report for sport fisheries in the lower Tanana River management area, 2003-2005 A1 Brase, Audra L. J., Alaska., Division of Sport Fish., Alaska., Division of Commercial Fisheries., PB Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, Research and Technical Services PP Anchorage YR 2006 AB Historic, current and future performance and management of the sport fisheries of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game(ADF & G) Region III, Lower Tanana River Management Area (LTMA) is presented in this report. Particular emphasis is placed on the LTMA fisheries' performances and management from 2003-05. The Tanana River drainage is the second largest tributary system of the Yukon River. The mainstem Tanana River is a large glacial system formed by the confluence of the Chisana and Nabesna rivers near Tok and the Alaska - Canada border which flows in a generally northwest direction for some 570 river miles to the Yukon River. The LTMA consists of all waters of the Tanana River drainage downstream from the Banner Creek drainage flowing into the Tanana from the north and the nearby Little Delta River drainage on the south. The majority of fishing effort in the LTMA occurs on the Chena, Salcha, Chatanika and Nenana rivers; Minto Flats; Harding Lake and various stocked waters. Sport anglers target many species in the LTMA, however the most commonly targeted species are: Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, coho salmon O. kisutch, Arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus, burbot Lota lota, northern pike Esox lucius, and lake trout Salvelinus namaycush.