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July 6th, 2016

Kenai Early Run King This year’s strong rebound shows this stock to be much more resilient than many naysayers would have us believe. This run was both early and strong relative to the preseason forecast. A total run of about 10,000 was double the 5,200 forecast. With a sonar estimate of 9,851 at River Mile … + read more

2016 Kenai River King Salmon Sport Fishing Outlook from ADF&G

July 5th, 2016

Based on the preseason outlook, the 2016 Kenai River late-run king salmon total run is expected to be approximately 30,000 fish. Expected harvest scenarios in a run this size without fishery restrictions risks not achieving the lower end of the sustainable escapement goal. Therefore, beginning on July 1, the Kenai River sport fishery will be … + read more

The Late-Run King Salmon Fishery on the Kenai River opens Friday, July 1, 2016

June 29th, 2016

Friday, July 1 marks the official beginning of the fishery for late-run king salmon in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. On Friday, June 24 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) issued an Emergency Order (EO) informing anglers that the use of bait would be prohibited in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream … + read more

Kenai Early-Run King update – 6/22/2016

June 22nd, 2016

Early-run Kenai Kings are well on their way to a solid rebound from four years of dismal returns With an estimated 7,515 kings past the sonar counter through Monday June 20, the run is on track for an escapement around the top end of the optimum escapement goal of 9,000 after limited harvest. A total … + read more

Status of Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon

June 15th, 2016

Status of Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon We have now reached the normal run midpoint when inseason run projections can be made with some degree of confidence. Sonar counts at Kenai River Mile 14 indicate that this year’s run is substantially greater than the poor preseason forecast and will be a substantial improvement over record … + read more