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KRSA’s Policy Approach for responses to in-season management actions taken by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in fisheries that harvest early and late-run king salmon of Kenai River origin

June 15th, 2012

KRSA’s Policy Approach for responses to in-season management actions taken by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in fisheries that harvest early and late-run king salmon of Kenai River origin Purpose: provide KRSA members with a framework to understand this issue, provide the basis for KRSA public responses to in-season management actions, and provide … + read more

Managing early-run king salmon in the Kenai River is great practice for managing the late-run – make the most out of it.

June 12th, 2012

Both the early and late runs of king salmon bound back to the Kenai River are managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) under plans adopted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) back in the late 1980’s. These plans were designed and adopted into regulation at that time specifically because ADFG … + read more

It’s Time to Reduce Halibut Bycatch

June 1st, 2012

There are very few things in life quite as exciting as pulling a giant halibut over the rail. For Alaskan sportfishers, fishing for halibut is something we spend the winter looking forward to. Charter fishing businesses throughout the state help provide this opportunity to Alaskans, and to the many tourists for whom a halibut trip … + read more

Tight Lines Report – 05/31/12 Peninsula Clarion

June 1st, 2012

Tight Lines Report 05/31/12 Peninsula Clarion fishing report for May 31 — kings slow around the Peninsula with new restrictions in place for lower Peninsula rivers. The action is to be had on area lakes as trout and other fish are ravenous.

Fly fishing on small lakes great alternative as king season warms up

June 1st, 2012

Fishing local lakes can be a great alternative during the unpredictable early season king salmon runs, before the Russian River’s early push of sockeye and before the Kenai River rainbow trout opener on June 11. Read on…