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Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...The Porcupine is a different thing - it chronically isn't doing well," said Fish and Game Fall Season Area Management Biologist Jeff Estensen. "I expect no problems with the fall run."
Silver fishing picks up; Soldotna angler claims Seward derby title

A silver salmon season that started a little slow has picked up in recent days. Jason Pawluk, assistant area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said manager were initially thinking this year might see a smaller...
Silvers warming, Dolly Varden red hot

...its wreckless pursuit of bait. "We've had really unusually warm water temperatures," said Sportfishing Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "I suspect there are probably more coho in the river than people realize, but they're just...
Seeking silvers? Beat the heat

...the clear, hot days, the low water conditions and unseasonably warm water temperatures, said Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. Still, there's a draw for chasing the large salmon. The Kenai River is calm, peaceful and...
Last week of July means reds, kings

...which is good for fishing in-river, and good for dipnetting in-river," said Jason Pawluk, assistant area management biologist for Fish and Game.From Saturday through Tuesday, the department's sockeye salmon sonar estimates have averaged...
Fishing report: All eyes on the Kenai as sockeye numbers build, king fishing steady

...provided rod-and-reel anglers with good fishing further upstream. Jason Pawluk, Fish and Game assistant area management biologist, theorized that high winds leading into last weekend may have helped push that pulse of sockeye into the river...
August reds depend on ADFG call on Kenai kings

...1, Aug. 2, and Aug. 5, commercial fishermen will have already clocked 45 hours in August.Assistant area management biologist Jason Pawluk said Fish and Game's escapement projections straddle the 22,500-trigger line depending on...
Drifters, setnetters to fish at Kasilof River mouth

...the fishery can be chaotic as there are no restrictions on how far apart the nets have to be. Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said the season is reaching a point when it can be difficult to manage the commercial fishing fleet...
Fishing report: Reds rush to the Russian

...angler to go wrong this week.During a survey of the upper Kenai River on Wednesday, Fish and Game Assistant Area Management Biologist Jason Pawluk noted about 200 people fishing - with about 400 fish on stringers. "Things are looking excellent...
Sockeye swarm the Kasilof, prompting early commercial fishing opener

...the Kasilof river that area management biologists have issued emergency orders...Commercial fisheries area management biologists have scheduled an 12-hour...environment," said Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields. "We're...


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