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Kenai River late-run kings looking better than recent lows

...will be a boon for the commercial fleet, as ADFG will have to control over escapement by allowing more harvest. The Kasilof River has already reached 315,000 toward its sockeye escapement, near the upper limits of its 160,000 to 390,000 escapement...
Alaska Editorial: In Kenai, it's time to talk fishing

...together and discuss the upcoming season.This week's news centered on the personal-use fisheries on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, which have certainly been a bone of contention in recent years as they continue to grow in popularity. According...
State managers close fishing for early run Kenai River kings

...early run kings.The measures are similar to those taken in 2014.Anglers will have opportunities to fish for early Kasilof River king salmon. Begich says the Kasilof will be open for catching naturally produced or hatchery fish on Saturdays during...
Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest forecasted to beat 2014 numbers

...major systems in the Cook Inlet including the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, the Susitna River, the Crescent River and Fish Creek...five-year-old sockeye, according to the report.On the Kasilof River, more nearly 1.1 million sockeye are forecasted...
Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...families are ready to leave. All of them are packed, some said they would consider taking a canoe and paddling down the Kasilof River if the fire got too close, she said."It seems like the fire is coming toward the middle of the road, two miles...
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...Cabin on the lake, a historic structure built in the 1940s by two nurses employed by a cannery at the mouth of the Kasilof River, said fire spokeswoman Michelle Weston.Firefighters turned most of their attention to the northwest corner of the...
Letter: Gillnetting on the rivers

...Peninsula Clarion, the Federal Subsistence Board recently voted to allow subsistence gillnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert Begich, they still voted to allow gillnetting...
Search ends for kayaker missing in Cook Inlet

...outing.The Peninsula Clarion reported 38-year-old Leif Osmar on Tuesday paddled into Cook Inlet from near the Kasilof River.Family members told Alaska State Troopers they found his truck Tuesday afternoon on the beach near the family's...
Board takes steps to aid Mat-Su salmon

...plentiful sockeye salmon returning to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers in the first part of July.But it removes a fishery...can target sockeye at the mouths of the Kenai and Kasilof rivers and avoid intercepting fish bound for northern waters...
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Proposed set net ban initiative rejected

...with personal-use salmon fisheries in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, creating a long-simmering political tension...thousands of personal use permits a year for the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, the review states.The review also found that the...


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