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Fish population booms in Stormy Lake

...trout and longnose suckers back into the lake.They're now growing very well - some are up to 19 1/2 inches, said Robert Begich, area biologist for Fish and Game."The fish restoration of Stormy Lake has been very fast," Begich said. "We...
Authorities issue fewer citations this dipnet season

...out citations, McConnell said. Lack of resources also factors into the citations given out by Fish and Game, said Robert Begich, an area management biologist for the department."We would do more if we had a larger staff of course," Begich...
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...
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...
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...
Fish and Game loosens Kenai River king restrictions 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...
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...
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 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. At top, Robert Begich, sport fish area manager with the Alaska Department...
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...
Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

...than twice the 2014 forecast for the struggling salmon run. Despite the promising uptick in numbers, area manager Robert Begich said the upcoming fishing season would likely be managed similarly to last season. In 2014, managers announced a...


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