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Kenai Early-Run King update – 6/22/2016

June 22nd, 2016

Early-run Kenai Kings are well on their way to a solid rebound from four years of dismal returns With an estimated 7,515 kings past the sonar counter through Monday June 20, the run is on track for an escapement around the top end of the optimum escapement goal of 9,000 after limited harvest. A total … + read more

Cook Inlet Personal Use Dip Net Fisheries open this Weekend on the Kasilof

June 22nd, 2016

Cook Inlet personal use (PU) dip net fisheries for salmon offer families a great opportunity to harvest fish. Permits are required for PU fisheries at Kenai, Kasilof, Fish Creek, and for the Kachemak Bay coho salmon gillnet fishery. Kenai, Kasilof, and Fish Creek permits are available at most license vendors in the Mat-Su Valley, Eagle … + read more

Lower Kenai Opens to King Salmon Harvest

June 16th, 2016

This emergency order supersedes Emergency Order 2-KS-1-15-16, issued Friday, June 3, 2016. This emergency order allows the harvest of king salmon while sport fishing in the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G regulatory marker located approximately 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek. In addition, retention of king salmon is … + read more

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