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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

SPOTLIGHT: KRSA celebrates a decade of support for the Kenai River Guide Academy!

May 11th, 2016

The Kenai River is Alaska’s most popular sport and personal use fishery in Alaska. It is also the only sportfishing destination in Alaska that requires fishing guides to have mandatory instruction. To be eligible to guide on the Kenai, a person must complete the Kenai River Guide Academy (KRGA), a one week class at Kenai … + 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

Optimizing Fishery Values

March 29th, 2016

Cook Inlet salmon fisheries are complex. King, sockeye, and silver salmon all return to multiple watersheds, swimming through gillnets, dipnets and hooks, seeking to return to natal streams to spawn. All that effort yields important economic, social, cultural and recreational gains, and the next generation of returning salmon if all goes according to plan. The … + read more