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Kenai River Special Management Area closed to boating

...and habitat that may be damaged by boat wakes", said Ellis. This closure does not include the waters of Skilak and Kenai Lakes. The closure will remain in effect until officials have determined flood levels have receded to a point where the risk...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-09-24/kenai-river-special-management-area-
News
King, sockeye numbers surge

...Kenai River is reported to be good right now. Several anglers have found fishing the upper Kenai between Skilak and Kenai lakes productive, and Fish and Game is predicting the rainbow bite will remain good for the duration of the summer. Silver...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072707/outdoors_3009.shtml
Seldom seen native sucker occurs in Kenai lakes

Years ago, during a visit to Kelly Lake in late May, I noticed swirls and upwellings in front of the boat launching ramp. From a willow bush at the water's edge, I was able to see at least 50 actively spawning Longnose suckers.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-12-13/seldom-seen-native-sucker-occurs
Outdoors
Salmon count benefits many

...Traditionally, you get anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of the (fish) will leave after spending one winter in Skilak and Kenai Lakes," Shields said. "But due to competition for food resources from success of large escapements, the smolt held over...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-20/salmon-count-benefits-many
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Refuge Notebook: Retiring refuge ecologist predicts a dry future for the western Kenai

...students from Alaska Pacific University, we undertook a series of studies of the effects of warmer and drier climate on Kenai lakes and wetlands. From aerial photos taken in 1950, 1964 and 1996 we were able to document the accelerating shrinkage...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122410/out_761106924.shtml
Outdoors
Silver fishing still slow on Kenai

...According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, drift boat anglers fishing the upper Kenai River between Skilak and Kenai lakes have found success, and rainbow trout fishing below Skilak Lake downstream to the Soldotna Bridge is also reported...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/083107/outdoors_3165.shtml
Small size of salmon fry in Skilak Lake troubles biologists

...barely 2 inches in recent years. A fall fry count in 2000 came up with an estimated 19 million living in Skilak and Kenai lakes before winter. By April 2001, the population estimate shrank to 9 million, Fox said. It is possible that some of...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120301/ala_120301alapm0020001.shtml
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While waiting for salmon count to rise try trout fishing

...Glassmaker said. According the Fish and Game, fishing for rainbow trout on the Upper Kenai River between Skilak and Kenai lakes has also been good, and this fishery should continue improve as rainbows move into their summer feeding areas. The...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/070607/outdoors_2925.shtml
Outdoors
John Robert Ace Sr.

...his time for his family always came first. He had a special love for trout fishing and silver salmon fishing on the Kenai lakes and streams. He would always be seen with "Tiny" at the favorite spot at Cunningham Park on the Kenai River in the...

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