ADF&G Hoping for “Classic Kenai Pulse”

Following yesterday’s announcement king closures as of Saturday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is still hopeful for a good red run.

 

Area Sportfishing Management Biologist Robert Begich started with what they’ve seen so far.

 

Begich: “Here on the Kenai River, very spotty for sockeye, slow, steady, slow, like 30,000 fish a day, some people walk right into the river and get them and then other people go there and it takes a long time for people to get your three fish and that’s what we’re looking at through the weekend.” 

 

He said that doesn’t mean it couldn’t turn out well.

 

Begich: “We’re hoping it still hits, we’ll know more every day at the run goes on and we’re hopeful that we still get one of those classic Kenai pulses of fish that will light everything up.”

 

For more information and links to yesterday’s emergency orders for king salmon, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Boar 28 July, 2014, 07:09

    Robert Begich is a jerk!! He should have closed the Kenai River to ALL King Salmon fishing the entire month of July. It is all politics, Murkowski and big $$$$$ with the commercial people.

  2. Jason 28 July, 2014, 18:05

    I won’t disagree there. I have been counting the days for murkowskis reelection ever since she sleazed her way back into office last time around. Shes in it for money and nothing else. Her supposed values change with the polls which is just pathetic. Nothing more than a sleazy opportunist with zero integrity.

  3. Becky 29 July, 2014, 06:59

    Jason……………..unfortunately, you just described most politicians!

    What a political boondoggle in Alaska. Fish & Game just cows down to the commercial boys and gives them what they want. They have destroyed the sport fisheries with their stupid mis-mangement.

    They should have closed the Kenai River above the Soldotna bridge to all King Salmon fishing years ago. They should have eliminated set netters years ago. They should eliminate all non-resident guides and commercial fishers.

    Vote out Parnell!

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