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Kenai River Updates

A Picture Starts to Form

July 16th, 2015

Good day all. This is the week where reams of in-season data starts to bring together a picture of what the 2015 fishery for late-run Kenai River king salmon, late-run Kenai River sockeye salmon and Kasilof River sockeye salmon will end up looking like in the record books. Yet it is still only somewhere in the 20 percent range … + read more

Public Safety Releases Kenai Peninsula Personal Use Fishery Information

July 15th, 2015

Megan Peters | Alaska Department of Public Safety (KENAI, Alaska) – With this weekend’s influx of Alaskans that are expected to make an appearance on the Kenai Peninsula for the personal use fishery, Alaska Wildlife Troopers would like to pass on some friendly reminders for the people (not the fish.)  Once you arrive at the fishery … + read more

LIMITS FOR RUSSIAN/UPPER KENAI RIVER AREA SOCKEYE SALMON RETURNS TO THREE PER DAY, SIX IN POSSESSION JULY 15

July 14th, 2015

The bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon at the Russian River/ Kenai River fly-fishing-only area, downstream to Skilak Lake on the Upper Kenai River returns to three per day, six in possession beginning Wednesday, July 15.  These regulations are described on pages 65-67 of the 2015 Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary for Southcentral Alaska. … + read more

Window to lodge concerns on the use of gillnets on the Upper Kenai and Kasilof Rivers closes Friday.

July 14th, 2015

Tell the Feds no gill nets on the Upper Kenai and Kasilof Rivers Soldotna, AK – Friday, July 17 is the last day to send a letter or electronic message to the Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) outlining the fishery conservation concerns that will be created if the FSB moves forward with its decision to allow … + read more

Proposed Kenai South Beach access road faces potential route change

July 12th, 2015

The route of a road that Kenai intends to build for beach access on the south side of the Kenai River may change. The proposed gravel road, originally planned to lead to the beach from the end of Bowpicker Lane by curving around privately-owned property through a city-owned wetland, might instead follow a more direct … + read more