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Silvers warming, Dolly Varden red hot

...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 not biting. Bright...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-12
Fishing
Seeking silvers? Beat the heat

...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 the summer crowds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-12-0
Fishing
Fish and Game loosens Kenai River king restrictions

...in-river fishermen. Managers say the decision to wait was purely out of caution for the health of the chinook run.Robert Begich, Fish and Game sportfish biologist for the Kenai River area, said the department was waiting to reach the historic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-25/fish-and-game-loosens-kenai-river-ki
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King numbers give reason for optimism

...measures for king salmon should be lifted.In a recent interview, Fish and Game Sportfish Area Management Biologist Robert Begich told the Clarion that managers need to see kings returning in much greater numbers before restrictions can be lifted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-04/king-numbers-give-reason-for-opti
Opinion
Despite promising numbers, king salmon managers still uncertain about run strength

...or the king salmon could be hitting the rivers early, said Soldotna-based Fish and Game area management biologist Robert Begich. Run timing can have a profound effect on how managers choose to allow fishing. In 2012, uncharacteristically low...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/despite-promising-numbers-king-salmo
News
Kenai River to open for limited king salmon fishing

...reach with the late run of Kenai king salmon is 15,000-30,000 fish. Soldotna area sportfish management biologist Robert Begich said a total run of 22,000 fish leaves just 7,000 Kenai River king salmon available for harvest between all commercial...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-25/kenai-river-to-open-for-limited-king
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Permit data shows steady growth in Cook Inlet personal use fishing

...how many fish are going to be harvested in the personal use fishery," said Fish and Game Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "It's abundance-based... harvest is going to vary by the amount of fish that return."Because Fish and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-08/permit-data-shows-steady-growth-in-c
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Angler nets king-sized prize catch

...them with a 74.4-pound king he caught on Friday. Robert Begich, the sportfish area manager for the Alaska Department...to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. At top, Robert Begich, sport fish area manager with the Alaska Department...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072307/news_3173.shtml
Gillnets in the Kenai River don't make sense

...gillnetting on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert Begich they still voted to allow gillnetting on the rivers: "Those fish are all in different stages of pre- and post-spawning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-18/gillnets-in-the-kenai-riv
Letters
Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...Fishery management started conservatively, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish biologist Robert Begich. In the end that paid off, as both the early and late-run kings met their escapement goals.The preliminary estimate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-0
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