Acting Area Management Biologist
July 08, 2016
Starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 9, the use of bait in the Kenai River will be allowed from its mouth, upstream to Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulatory markers located approximately 300 yards downstream of Slikok Creek. However, anglers must still use only one single hook.
As per regulation, bait is prohibited and only king salmon less than 42 inches in length or 55 inches or greater in length may be retained through July 14 in the Kenai River from regulatory markers located approximately 300 yards downstream of Slikok Creek, upstream to regulatory markers located at the outlet of Skilak Lake.
The rate of king salmon passage into the Kenai River is proceeding at a rate above what is needed to achieve the escapement goal; therefore the restriction on the use of bait is no longer necessary.
For information on Kenai River king salmon counts, please visit our website at: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/FishCounts/index.cfm?ADFG=main.home .