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Status of Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon

June 15th, 2016

Status of Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon We have now reached the normal run midpoint when inseason run projections can be made with some degree of confidence. Sonar counts at Kenai River Mile 14 indicate that this year’s run is substantially greater than the poor preseason forecast and will be a substantial improvement over record … + read more

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

DESHKA RIVER KING SALMON ANNUAL HARVEST LIMIT RESTORED TO FIVE

June 10th, 2016

June 10, 2016 For Immediate Release The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is restoring the annual harvest limit of king salmon 20 inches or greater in length in the Deshka River from two to five. This emergency order will be in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday, June 11, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 … + read more

Melt in Your Mouth Salmon

June 9th, 2016

“Fresh salmon with butter and herbs melts in your mouth; it’s truly the best. Serve it with wild rice pilaf and fresh string beans.” Ingredients 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 1 teaspoon … + 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