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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

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

BAIT PROHIBITED IN THE KENAI RIVER SPORT FISHERY

June 24th, 2016

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2016 Expiration Date: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016, unless superseded by subsequent emergency order.   EXPLANATION: This emergency order prohibits the use of bait while sport fishing in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G regulatory marker located at the outlet of Skilak Lake. … + read more

Kenai Early-Run King update – 6/22/2016

June 22nd, 2016

Early-run Kenai Kings are well on their way to a solid rebound from four years of dismal returns With an estimated 7,515 kings past the sonar counter through Monday June 20, the run is on track for an escapement around the top end of the optimum escapement goal of 9,000 after limited harvest. A total … + read more