ALASKA: Sockeye salmon continue to surge into Kenai River

(07/31/19)

Sockeye salmon continue to pour into the Kenai River, where biologists have increased personal use fishing hours and sport bag limits to deal with the flood of fish.

On Friday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued emergency orders allowing personal use fishermen more fishing time at the mouth of the river and increasing the sport limit to six fish per day downstream of Skilak Lake as the river’s escapement approached 1 million sockeye.

Nearly 100,000 fish were counted past the department’s sonar site at river mile 19 on both Saturday and................................................................


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