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Sport Fishing on the Kenai is Under Attack – Reallocation through a 1,000 cuts

March 2nd, 2017

Update from the 2017 Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting for Upper Cook Inlet The consensus of every sportfishing advocate from the Kenai to Anchorage to the Mat-Su is that this is shaping up to be one of the worst Board of Fisheries meeting in 40 years. Gov. Bill Walker has now appointed or reappointed each … + read more

Public meetings planned on proposed Lower Kasilof drift boat takeout

December 5th, 2016

(Soldotna, AK) – The Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation will hold open house meetings on Dec. 14 and 15 in Kasilof and Anchorage to review and discuss conceptual plans for developing a public drift boat takeout on the lower Kasilof River.  The conceptual plans are posted at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/kasilof/kasilofboatretrieval.htm and the division is accepting public … + read more

2017 UPPER COOK INLET SOCKEYE SALMON FORECAST

November 15th, 2016

2017 UPPER COOK INLET SOCKEYE SALMON FORECAST The forecast of the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet sockeye salmon run is as follows:   Forecast Estimate Forecast Range   (millions) (millions) TOTAL PRODUCTION:     Total Run 4.0 3.2–4.8 Escapement 1.4   Commercial Harvest 1.7   Other Harvests 0.9     Forecast Methods The major sockeye salmon … + read more

ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR 2017 SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS SUMMARY PHOTO CONTEST

October 25th, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is accepting photo entries for the 2017 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary photo contest. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., November 30, 2016. Three images will be selected as cover photos for regulations summary booklets for the following regions: Northern, Southcentral, and Southwest Drainages; In addition, some photos … + read more

 RELEASE OF THE SKILAK GLACIER-DAMMED LAKE HAS ENDED

October 13th, 2016

THE KENAI RIVER GAGE JUST BELOW SKILAK LAKE CRESTED AT 11:30 PM  MONDAY AND WATER LEVELS AT THE STREAM GAGE HAVE STARTED TO FALL. THE KENAI RIVER AT SOLDOTNA HAS CRESTED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND  WILL FALL SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. WATER LEVELS ON THE LOWER KENAI RIVER DOWNSTREAM FROM SKILAK LAKE ARE  EXPECTED TO DROP … + read more