Kenai River Closed to Sockeye Salmon Fishing

first_imgThe waters of the Russian River confluence remain open to allow anglers to target Russian River sockeye salmon. With about 20% of the Russian River late-run sockeye salmon past the weir, the run looks strong with a projection of over 70,000 salmon, according to DF&G. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has announced the closure of sockeye salmon fishing on the Kenai River effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 4. The Kenai River is closed to fishing for sockeye salmon from its mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge at the outlet of Kenai Lake, except those waters of the Upper Kenai River, Russian River, and Russian River confluence areas remain open. “The department doesn’t take this action lightly,” stated Sport Fish Cook Inlet Management Coordinator Matt Miller. “This fishery is important economically to the community and important to Alaskans trying to put salmon on the table; but when projections indicate we won’t make the escapement goal, we have to take that final action and close the fishery.”last_img

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