Kenai King Fishing Closure Now in Effect

King salmon fishing on the Kenai River is closed as of today through the remainder of this month. Robert Begich, sport fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game outlined this closure, as well as, other restrictions that are now in place for other sport fisheries across the Kenai Peninsula…


Begich: “For the early run though June 30th. That will also have some restrictions that will prevent king salmon fishing in what we call the middle Kenai River from Slikok Creek at about river-mile 18 all the way up to river-mile 50 to Skilak Lake though July 14th. And then also, we will be prohibiting bait on the Kasilof River sport fisheries so that anglers can still keep a hatchery king down there, but bait will be prohibited in that fishery as well.”

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