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UPPER COOK INLET COMMERCIAL FISHING ANNOUNCEMENT No. 9 EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-09-16

July 9th, 2016

Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 9 opens commercial salmon fishing with set gillnets in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Drift gillnetting will be open in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections (Figure 1) of the Upper Subdistrict from 9:00 … + read more

EO – Use of Bait Starts Tomorrow

July 8th, 2016

EXPLANATION: This emergency order rescinds Emergency Order No. 2-KS-1-28-16 issued in Soldotna on Friday, July 1, 2016 and restores the use of bait in the Kenai River sport fishery from its mouth upstream to ADF&G markers located approximately 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016. REGULATION: … + read more

Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Enhance Funding For Fish And Wildlife

July 8th, 2016

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array … + 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

The Late-Run King Salmon Fishery on the Kenai River opens Friday, July 1, 2016

June 29th, 2016

Friday, July 1 marks the official beginning of the fishery for late-run king salmon in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. On Friday, June 24 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) issued an Emergency Order (EO) informing anglers that the use of bait would be prohibited in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream … + read more