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YOUTH-ONLY FISHING DAY AT THE HOMER SPIT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

August 2nd, 2016

A portion of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon will open for fishing only to anglers age 15 and younger on Saturday, August 6, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The youth-only sport fishing area will be posted. The remainder of the Fishing Lagoon will be open for fishing to anglers of all ages. All other … + read more

Inseason Update – 7/26/16

July 27th, 2016

On Saturday July 23, sockeye counts at the Kenai sockeye sonar eked over 50,000 (52,410) for just the second time this year as we pass the traditional midway point in the run. This followed the 36-hour commercial fishery closure window on Friday and a commercial rest day the Wednesday before. An influx of fish late … + read more

KENAI RIVER SOCKEYE BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS TO INCREASE; PU FISHERY OPENS TO 24 HOURS

July 21st, 2016

The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulatory markers at the outlet of Skilak Lake will be increased to six per day, 12 in possession, beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 22. In addition, … + read more

In-season Update – 7/20/2016

July 20th, 2016

With the return of more normal king numbers following several years of poor runs, Cook Inlet fisheries are returning to typical fishing patterns according to current salmon management plans. With strong Kenai and Kasilof sockeye runs this year, that means lots of commercial fishing business as usual. Commercial drift gill nets fished seven days in … + read more

UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 17

July 19th, 2016

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 17 opens commercial salmon fishing with set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Drift gillnetting will be opened in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict … + read more