Refine Search

Stormy Lake fishing again restricted

...were taken from Stormy Lake. Those char are distinct from others found in the Swanson River watershed and area management biologist Robert Begich said during a 2012 interview that it was a priority for the department to save those fish because...
Pike poisoning underway in Soldotna

...bright yellow hazardous materials suits crossed East Mackey lake on Wednesday, Area Management Biologist Robert Begich and Assistant Area Management Biologist Jason Pawluk sat in a boat netting dead pike that floated to the surface. "We've...
Commercial fishermen see glut of pinks, pricier reds

...and set gillnet fishermen, said Commercial Area Management Biologist Pat Shields in a previous Clarion interview. However...drifters and setnetters," said Assistant Area Management Biologist Aaron Dupuis. "Usually the drifters get a bit...
Fish and Game rescinds Cook Inlet season summary to correct 'nomenclature'

...closer to meeting. The summary, which was issued Oct. 10 by Soldotna-area commercial management biologist Pat Shields and assistant area management biologist Aaron Dupuis, contained a table that showed a final sockeye passage of 1.52 million...
Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...Kenai River late-run kings was about 18,000 or 19,000 fish, said ADFG Division of Commercial Fisheries area management biologist Pat Shields, which was similar to the preseason forecast. ADFG estimated the escapement at about 16,061 kings...
Silvers finally filling the streams

...entering the streams. Coho Silver salmon numbers have been on the rise since last Friday, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk. Anglers are reporting the most success from the Soldotna...
Silvers: The bite is half the fun

...hook silver salmon, also called coho salmon, with the pink salmon flooding the Kenai River, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk. Silver salmon can be identified by their greenish-blue...
Cook Inlet commercial fisheries winding down

...based on daily call-in numbers, and could change based on fish ticket data at the end of the summer. ADFG Area Management Biologist Pat Shields said that looking at the department's most basic charge - meeting escapement goals - the season was...
Organization aims to rebuild Southeast herring stocks

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Juneau-area management biologist, said herring aren't anywhere near as predictable...for a great length of time," said Sitka-area management biologist Dave Gordon. "The ecosystem 2,500 to 10,000...
Reminder: Deadline to return personal-use permits is Friday

...personal-use fisheries, or was not able to catch fish, the permits must still be returned. Sport Fish Area Management Biologist Robert Begich said permit holders that fail to comply can be subject to a $200 fine. Anyone who does not return...


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback