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Kenai River Sportfishing Association
224 Kenai Ave., Ste. 102
Soldotna, AK 99669
Tel: (907) 262-8588
Fax: (907) 262-8582

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Tell Feds No Gill Nets on the Upper Kenai and Kasilof Rivers
The use of gill nets on the Upper Kenai and Kasilof Rivers was passed by the Federal Subsistence Board against the federal and state staff recommendations that opposed their use because of fishery conservation concerns. There was very little public testimony, as few people knew that the Board was going to allow gill nets on the Upper Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Since gill nets are non-selective gear, while targeting abundant sockeye salmon, they will also incidentally harvest rainbow trout, lake trout, Dolly Varden and king salmon. Send a clear message to the Federal Subsistence Board and other interested parties today by following the link below.
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Habitat conservation and restoration to maintain and improve the Kenai River watershed for sustainable fisheries.
Each year, we allocate and leverage thousands of dollars for the protection and restoration of critical fish habitat. Success stories on the Kenai include the Fish Habitat Cost Share program and the Kenai River Center. KRSA also supports habitat projects that target responsible angler access for boat and bank angling activities.
Habitat Program
Promotion of predictable and meaningful sport and personal use fishing opportunity.
One of KRSA's major roles on behalf of its membership is to monitor and have input on fisheries management decisions. At local, state and federal regulatory levels, KRSA advocates for sustainable fisheries and the public's fishery rights. Decisions made by regulatory bodies have significant impact on all users of our fisheries resources.
Fisheries Management
Public education, scholarships and outreach to promote stewardship of fisheries resources.
KRSA is committed to education. KRSA provides for public education, scholarships and outreach to promote stewardship of fisheries resources. Education is accomplished through a variety of KRSA programs and support for community-based education partnerships.
Education Program



The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer in the Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake will be increased to six per day, twelve in possession, beginning 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 29. This includes the flowing waters of the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G regulatory … + read more


EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-37-15 Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 37 opens commercial fishing with set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof, and East Foreland sections of the Upper Subdistrict on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. This announcement also opens drift gillnetting in the Expanded Kenai and Expanded Kasilof sections … + read more


EMERGENCY ORDER NUMBER 2S-36-15 Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fishing Announcement No. 36 opens set gillnetting in the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area (KRSHA; Figure 1) from 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27 until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. This announcement also opens drift gillnetting in the KRSHA from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. … + read more

2012 Cook Inlet Sport Fishing Disaster Relief Program

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) and Kenai River Professional Guide Association (KRPGA) will be presenting to multiple communities on the Kenai Peninsula about the 2012 Cook Inlet Sport Fishing Disaster Relief Program, part of the larger 2012 Alaska Salmon Fishery Disaster Relief Program.

Friday, May 8, 4 6 pm Saturday, May 9, 10 am Noon Location: Don Gilman River Center

Ted Stevens Day Annual Catch, Clean and Cook

In memory and celebration of Ted Stevens' legacy, KRSA joins in on this all-day family fun day in the park with its annual Catch, Clean and Cook event.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - Soldotna Creek Park

Kenai River Jr. Classic

Some young Alaskans have never had the opportunity to go fishing, and that's what the Jr. Classic is all about. We bring kids to fish with a professional guide on the Kenai River during silver salmon season. They learn about salmon, river ecology and boating safety. Please see the Shopping site for Military online registration.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

22nd Annual Kenai River Classic

The Kenai River Classic is an invitational fishing event held each summer to raise funds for habitat restoration projects, fisheries education, research and management.

Wednesday, August 19 - Friday, August 21, 2015

Kenai River Women's Classic

One of the first events of its kind for women in Alaska, KRSA invites a wide range of professional women to come to Soldotna in September for two days of silver salmon fishing, networking and educational seminars.

Thursday, September 10 - Saturday, September 12, 2015

Halibut Lasagna

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing MAKES: 8 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter, divided 1-1/2 pounds halibut steaks, bones removed and cut into 1-inch cubes 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy whipping cream 8 ounces … + read more

Baked Salmon and Kale in Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Sauce

  4 servings Make ahead: The components can be assembled and refrigerated, tightly covered with aluminum foil, up to a day in advance. To bake straight from the refrigerator, add 5 to 10 minutes to the oven time. From nutritionist and cookbook author Ellie Krieger. 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 14 1/2 … + read more

Easy Maple Adobo Wild Salmon

Easy Maple Adobo Wild Salmon Serves 4 2 cans of chilies in Adobo, finely chopped 1-1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1-1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey) 1 lb salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal sized pieces 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the chopped chilies, lemon … + read more