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Kenai River Sportfishing Association
224 Kenai Ave., Ste. 102
Soldotna, AK 99669
Tel: (907) 262-8588
Fax: (907) 262-8582
kelly@krsa.com

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Status of the King Run
Friday, July 1 marks the official beginning of the fishery for late-run king salmon in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Click below for the full report updated every Wednesdsay.
Status Report
Habitat conservation and restoration to maintain and improve the Kenai River watershed for sustainable fisheries.
Each year, we allocate and leverage thousands of dollars for the protection and restoration of critical fish habitat. Success stories on the Kenai include the Fish Habitat Cost Share program and the Kenai River Center. KRSA also supports habitat projects that target responsible angler access for boat and bank angling activities.
Habitat Program
Promotion of predictable and meaningful sport and personal use fishing opportunity.
One of KRSA's major roles on behalf of its membership is to monitor and have input on fisheries management decisions. At local, state and federal regulatory levels, KRSA advocates for sustainable fisheries and the public's fishery rights. Decisions made by regulatory bodies have significant impact on all users of our fisheries resources.
Fisheries Management
Public education, scholarships and outreach to promote stewardship of fisheries resources.
KRSA is committed to education. KRSA provides for public education, scholarships and outreach to promote stewardship of fisheries resources. Education is accomplished through a variety of KRSA programs and support for community-based education partnerships.
Education Program

 

KENAI RIVER SOCKEYE BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS TO INCREASE; PU FISHERY OPENS TO 24 HOURS

The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulatory markers at the outlet of Skilak Lake will be increased to six per day, 12 in possession, beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 22. In addition, … + read more

In-season Update – 7/20/2016

With the return of more normal king numbers following several years of poor runs, Cook Inlet fisheries are returning to typical fishing patterns according to current salmon management plans. With strong Kenai and Kasilof sockeye runs this year, that means lots of commercial fishing business as usual. Commercial drift gill nets fished seven days in … + read more

UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 17

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 17 opens commercial salmon fishing with set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Drift gillnetting will be opened in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict … + 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 10, 2016

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 17 - Friday, August 19, 2016

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 8 - Saturday, September 10, 2016

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