If you’re following the king salmon sonar counts for the Kenai River, you shouldn’t be surprised by the decision ADFG made today.
Beginning on Wednesday, July 14th, until July 31st, king salmon fishing will be restricted to catch and release only.
The full announcement can be found here.
We knew the king season would be volatile this year, and all of our clients were made aware of this when trips were booked. It was sold as a combination of king/red salmon fishing depending on regulations.
No one likes it when a fishery is restricted, but if we’re going to have a future, releasing king salmon is the action that is needed now.
Fish for kings for fun. Or, fish for reds for harvest.
Either way, all I know is we’re going to have fun!