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2016 Kenai Season Wrap-Up

September 3rd, 2016

Kenai Early-Run Kings Wrap-up: This year’s stout rebound shows this stock to be much more resilient than many naysayers would have us believe. This run was both early and strong relative to the preseason forecast. A total run of about 10,000 was double the 5,200 forecast. With a sonar estimate of 9,851 at River Mile … + 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

2016 Early Run Kenai King Fishery Outlook

February 24th, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the forecast  return of early run Kenai River king salmon is at or below the minimum escapement level of 5,300 fish as defined by the Optimal Escapement Goal (OEG). Based on this forecast, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has issued a preseason Emergency Order (EO) … + read more