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Kenai River Sportfishing Association
35093 Kenai Spur Highway
Soldotna, AK 99669
Tel: (907) 262-8588
Fax: (907) 262-8582

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Your donation helps fund regional strategic planning efforts to prioritize projects for fisheries research, habitat research and restoration. We work in close cooperation with state and national regulatory bodies to secure and leverage funding for studies that help managers to make scientific-based decisions protecting our Kenai River and our salmon as well as area projects to protect this valuable Alaska resource.


Early-run Kenai River king salmon counts are lagging below minimum requirements, expect closure decision soon

The Early-run Kenai River king salmon count for fish larger than 34 inches (big fish) through Friday, June 15 was 2,098. In normal run timing, June 15 marks the two-third date for big fish passage. The minimum escapement goal for KR early-run kings is 3,900 to 6,600 big fish (larger than 34 inches). In normal … + read more

KRSA objects to NPFMC decision to exclude sport anglers

Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) objects to the exclusion of sport anglers from appointment to a North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) committee for Cook Inlet salmon management. On Monday, June 11, NPFMC Chair Dan Hull announced appointments to the Council’s new Cook Inlet Salmon Committee, formed to assist in the development of measures necessary … + read more

Kenai River early-run king salmon projections

The count thru Saturday, June 9 for Kenai River early-run king salmon totaled 1,488 large fish (greater than 34 inches). The number is substantially less than would be expected for the preseason forecast run of 5,499. For 2013 – 2017, sonar counts as of June 9 averaged about 45 percent of the total return. At … + read more

Kenai River Jr. Classic

Some young Alaskans have never had the opportunity to go fishing, and that's what the Jr. Classic is all about. We bring kids to fish with a professional guide on the Kenai River during silver salmon season. They learn about salmon, river ecology and boating safety. Please see the Shopping site for Military online registration.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kenai River Classic

The Kenai River Classic is an invitational fishing event held each summer to raise funds for habitat restoration projects, fisheries education, research and management.

Wednesday, August 22 - Friday, August 24, 2018

Kenai River Women's Classic

One of the first events of its kind for women in Alaska, KRSA invites a wide range of professional women to come to Soldotna in September for two days of silver salmon fishing, networking and educational seminars.

Thursday, September 6 - Saturday, September 8, 2018

Melt in Your Mouth Salmon

“Fresh salmon with butter and herbs melts in your mouth; it’s truly the best. Serve it with wild rice pilaf and fresh string beans.” Ingredients 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 1 teaspoon … + read more

Halibut Lasagna

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing MAKES: 8 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter, divided 1-1/2 pounds halibut steaks, bones removed and cut into 1-inch cubes 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy whipping cream 8 ounces … + read more

Baked Salmon and Kale in Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Sauce

  4 servings Make ahead: The components can be assembled and refrigerated, tightly covered with aluminum foil, up to a day in advance. To bake straight from the refrigerator, add 5 to 10 minutes to the oven time. From nutritionist and cookbook author Ellie Krieger. 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 14 1/2 … + read more