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Sockeye Math Kenai River Style

July 23rd, 2012

The salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet have always been volatile and contentious, but the 2012 season has raised the bar on “volatile” because of a record low run of late-run king salmon bound back to the Kenai River. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) does not anticipate achieving the minimum objective for … + read more

Conservation of late-run Kenai River king salmon must remain the primary objective for the remainder of the 2012 season

July 20th, 2012

In response to the smallest return of late-run Kenai River king salmon ever observed the sport and commercial fisheries managers of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) have issued Emergency Orders putting in place unprecedented restrictive actions. As of 12:01 am Thursday, July 19 the Kenai River was closed to sportfishing for king … + read more

2012 Late-run Kenai River king salmon – Update, Timeline and Important Considerations

July 12th, 2012

By July 13, typically 25% of the final return of the late-run Kenai River king salmon has entered the river. At this point of the return, what does the in-season assessment tell us? How will the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) react to evaluation of the data? What will be the justification for … + read more

Kenai River Classic: Nineteen years and still going strong!

July 12th, 2012

Nineteen years and still going strong! KRSA’s Kenai River Classic was – again – a coming together of community, business and private, volunteers, communication, fun and fishing and no rain. Although the fishing was slow, there were participants that commented to me, “If you’re here just to catch fish, you’re here for the wrong reason.” … + read more

Scalloritos – Recipe by Alaska Weathervane Seafood

July 12th, 2012

Scallorito Stretch & cut your favorite thin Bacon to fit around your Alaska Weathervane Scallops. Bacon should wrap around 1-1/2 times only. Skewer & put in refrigerator until firm (if prepping in advance you can freeze & cook directly from frozen on grill) Making sure the Scallops are well chilled and/or frozen helps the bacon … + read more