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Fishery stakeholders share concerns with Senate committee

...request for fiscal year 2015.The participants also talked about each of the user groups in Cook Inlet.Kenai River Professional Guide Association's Andy Szczesny talked about guides' history on the river and role locally, while others talked...
Kudos to BOF for effort to make changes

...And let us not forget our friends to the south, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association and the Kenai River Professional Guide Association for their support as well. While our areas and specific issues were different, KRSA and the KRPGA...
Early run Kenai king salmon closure a blow to guides

...part-time permanently. Steve McClure, owner of McClure's Rustic River Retreat, and president of the Kenai River Professional Guide Association said he had several clients that were not coming to the state at all, while others had moved to a different...
Board flips on Kenai escapement goal

...slightly mollified by the board's reconsideration, several others in the room were not, including Kenai River Professional Guide Association president Steve McClure. The sportfishing guides have as much, if not more, to lose than setnet users...
Hundreds testify to BOF No more aspirin, no more Bandaids. It's time for oxygen." Andy Szczesney, a member of the Kenai River Professional Guide Association said his guide business was suffering alongside several other businesses in Soldotna due to the dwindling...
Fisheries panel brings fishers from all user groups to the table

...the Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska," he said. Josh Hayes, a representative from the Kenai River Professional Guide Association said business had not been going well for guides. Angler effort on the Kenai River is 70 percent of...
Group behind setnet ban initiative files appeal

...Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Kenai Peninsula Fisherman's Association, City of Kenai and Kenai River Professional Guide Association were all represented. AFCA was invited to participate, but chose not to attend. "We were all here...
Feeling appreciated

...ranks on the side," he said. The event is volunteer driven, said Mike Fenton, President of the Kenai River Professional Guide Association. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Soldotna High School football team, fishing guides - the entire community...
Mixed results for guides in summer of record salmon catch

...river, including guides and their clients.Dave Goggia, a Kenai charter operator and president of the Kenai River Professional Guide Association, said that every year that fishing is restricted leads to fewer bookings for the following year...
Community teaches the next generation of anglers

...Many of the children had never even been on the Kenai River, said Tami Murray, board member of the Kenai River Professional Guide Association.But that all changed Thursday afternoon."We're hoping that they catch at least one fish," Murray...


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