Monday, August 20, 2012

Troopers ticket another Cook Inlet drifter

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Soldotna
Type: Commercial fish closed period
On 8/20/12 the Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Soldotna charged John D. McCombs, 61, of Ninilchik, with commercial fishing with a drift gillnet in closed waters in the Upper Cook Inlet. He was issued a summons to appear on 9/9/12 in Kenai District Court.


  1. Isn't McCombs a former educator from the Kenai penninsula who is constantly critisising the BOF and the ADF&G? Looks like not only is he a person who cares little about conservation, but cares even less about following the law.

  2. Just the opposite I'd say . John been fishing the Inlet for over 30 years and getting 1 ticket in the tricky waters of C.I. drift net fishing with GPS lines and the worlds biggest tides speaks for itself . If he didn't keep people informed about commercial fishing it would be way to one sided . I think he writes about the Inlet cause he does care . Thanks for the good work John

  3. Oh right. since he advocates for the 'commercial fishing' interests and the waters are now so 'tricky' he gets a pass. He broke the law and no doubt cares about what will now happen to him. but don't paint him something he is not; a law abiding fisherman.