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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

 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

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

Cook Inlet Personal Use Dip Net Fisheries open this Weekend on the Kasilof

June 22nd, 2016

Cook Inlet personal use (PU) dip net fisheries for salmon offer families a great opportunity to harvest fish. Permits are required for PU fisheries at Kenai, Kasilof, Fish Creek, and for the Kachemak Bay coho salmon gillnet fishery. Kenai, Kasilof, and Fish Creek permits are available at most license vendors in the Mat-Su Valley, Eagle … + read more