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Governor Walker Signs HB 137 Into Law

June 15th, 2016

Governor Walker signed into law HB 137, a bill that raises license and tag fees for hunters, trappers and anglers in Alaska. The bill had support from broad coalition of outdoorsman groups and individuals. The aim is to ensure adequate revenue brought in by license and tag fees to cover the costs associated with management … + read more

Celebrate Les Anderson Day – May 17

May 11th, 2016

Les Anderson’s record king salmon definitely cemented the already popular Kenai River as one of the great sport fishing destinations in the world. In subsequent years, the Kenai River has also become renowned for its accessible and world-class fishing for reds, silvers and rainbow trout. Sometimes too much attention can be a negative thing, but … + 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