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Lower Kenai Opens to King Salmon Harvest

June 16th, 2016

This emergency order supersedes Emergency Order 2-KS-1-15-16, issued Friday, June 3, 2016. This emergency order allows the harvest of king salmon while sport fishing in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G regulatory marker located approximately 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek. In addition, retention of king salmon is … + 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

Guided and Non-Guided Angler Trends in Cook Inlet Sport Fisheries since 2007

May 11th, 2016

Alaska is home to some of the world’s finest and most diverse sport fisheries. The Kenai River and Cook Inlet have long been famous for providing anglers with a wealth of opportunities – freshwater and saltwater, guided and non-guided, resident and non-resident – for a myriad of species including kings, reds, silvers, pinks, rainbows, Dollies, … + read more

Comment period open through May 26, 2016 for Subsistence Fishery Proposals

May 11th, 2016

The Federal Subsistence Board will be considering five fishery proposals for the Cook Inlet Area for its upcoming cycle, 2017 – 2019. The five proposals deal with time, area, methods and means of the federal subsistence fisheries on the Kenai River for residents of Ninilchik, Cooper Landing and Hope, and on the Kasilof River for … + read more

Fisheries not out of the Woods Yet when it comes to Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon

May 11th, 2016

Sufficient numbers of late-run Kenai River king salmon are the key to a successful fishing season for almost everyone in Upper Cook Inlet. Low numbers of these prized fish not only leads to restrictions and closures in the sport fisheries that target them but also to restrictions in the commercial set net fishery that targets … + read more