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Reason for varying Anchor River king runs unclear for the Anchor River. Last year, the total run for the season topped the escapement goal at 10,046, said Carol Kerkvliet, the area Fish and Game biologist based in Homer. In years before, the count was significantly lower. In 2014...
Fishing report: Fall anglers have sights on silvers, rainbows, steelhead

...on southern peninsula streams, though anglers are still picking up fish close to stream mouths and inriver, said Carol Kerkvliet, assistant area management biologist in Homer.Silvers also continue to arrive in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon...
Razor clam fishing to remain closed

...for the decline is still unknown, but so far, findings do not indicate that overharvesting is the problem, said Carol Kerkvliet, a sport fisheries biologist based in Homer. The decline began in the early 2000s, and as the numbers decreased...
Despite promising numbers, king salmon managers still uncertain about run strength

...better than they have been in the past several years," said Homer-based Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Carol Kerkvliet on the Anchor River weir and sonar data. "We are still waiting for the run to develop." The strong numbers could...
Eastside Cook Inlet beaches closed to clamming

...Any razor clam harvest in 2015 will likely delay recovery of the Eastside Cook Inlet razor clam populations," said Carol Kerkvliet, Fish and Game Area Management Biologist in Homer. Previously, Fish and Game decreased the clam bag limit from...
Managers liberalize Ninilchik king fishery

...salmon, the Ninilchik River and Deep Creek also have healthy runs, said Homer assistant area management biologist Carol Kerkvliet. Kerkvliet and managers used observations of angler effort and run strength during the fishery to predict outcome...
Tight Lines: Kings make an appearance, lakes heat up

...On the Anchor River, fishing was steady enough to keep people interested, and the same with Deep Creek," said Carol Kerkvliet, an assistant area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Homer. The Ninilchik River...
Lack of funds closes Anchor River weir of king salmon with the help of DIDSON sonar technology, and then to count the fall coho salmon run. However, Carol Kerkvliet, Fish and Game assistant area management biologist, said there was no funding source to keep counting silvers this...
Clam harvest restricted, study finds low abundance on Ninilchik beach

...wrote that the cause of the decline is unknown, but could have resulted from poor spawning or settling success.Carol Kerkvliet, assistant area management biologist in Fish and Game's Homer office, said the department first started studying...
Southern streams open for kings

...or greater. "If you harvest a king 20 inches or greater, you stop fishing in those streams for the day," said Carol Kerkvliet, assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Kerkvliet said there is a combined...


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