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Fishing report: Still caught on sockeyes

...reel the targeted species right now is sockeye salmon, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk. It has been a strange season for sockeye salmon, Pawluk said. The groups swimming through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-23/fishing-report-still-caught-on-socke
Fishing
Making good decisions on the water

It was with a great deal of relief last week that the Clarion reported the successful rescue of six people who had ended up in the Kenai River after boating accidents.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-24/making-good-decisions-on-the-wate
Opinion
Kenai River king salmon fishing closed for the rest of the season

Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers announced a closure of the Kenai River king salmon fishery Thursday after continued low counts of returning fish into the river. The closure, effective Saturday, triggers a closure of commercial setnet fishing on the East Side of Cook Inlet and is meant to conserve Kenai-bound king salmon which are not currently projected to return in large enough numbers to make the escapement goal on the Kenai River.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-24/kenai-river-king-salmon-off-limits-m
News
JBER soldier attacked by bear

...telling if the same bear was involved in Sunday's attack, said Jessy Coltrane, a wildlife biologist with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which also responded to the latest encounter. Coltrane said genetic material from the bear in the May...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-21/jber-soldier-attacked-by-bear
News
New reg should usher in new attitude on Kenai River

On Saturday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game limited anglers fishing the late run of Kenai River king salmon to catch-and-release fishing and, in a new conservation measure for the state, fishing with barbless hooks.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-19/new-reg-should-usher-in-new-attit
Opinion
Sockeye still the fish to follow

...fishery on that river has seen its area expanded from the mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge as Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers work to control the escapement of red salmon up the river. The number of sockeye entering the river...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-07-17/sockeye-still-the-fish-t
Fishing
Kenai River king salmon restricted to catch-and-release

...removed from the water - they must be released immediately, according to a Thursday emergency order. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game defines a barbless hook as one that is either manufactured without a barb or has a barb that has been completely...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-17/kenai-river-king-salmon-restricted-t
News
Wildlife troopers increase fishery enforcement

...ask questions before you go out because it's a lot less expensive when you get yourself into trouble." Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations state, "the salmon must be marked before the salmon is concealed from plain view, such as...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16/wildlife-troopers-increase-fishery-e
News
CIFF to argue state costs in fisheries lawsuit

...Guidi had ruled June 25 that CIFF had to pay the state Department of Law $12,924 for representing the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That was 20 percent of the state's costs in the lawsuit, according to information provided by the Department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-15/ciff-to-argue-state-costs-in-fisheri
News
Kenai's personal use dip-net fishery officially open

...fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk. It is likely the water conditions that are partially to blame, he said. Muddy, murky...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-07-09/kenais-personal-use-dip-
Fishing

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