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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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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
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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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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
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-17/fish-and-game-forecasts-more-kings-o
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Fish and Game to close early run king fishing on the Kenai River

...through July 31 to protect spawning early run kings, said Fish and Game Sport Fish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. While the king salmon management actions are largely similar to the 2014 preseason actions, anglers will have an...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-19/fish-and-game-to-close-early-run-kin
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Kenai king sonar moves upriver

...we've been wanting to do for the last four years," said Fish and Game Sportfish Division Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. "We get the best information we can about the run (at the new site)." Before moving to the new site, Begich...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-17/kenai-king-sonar-upriver
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Faced with uncertainty, fishing guides innovate

...declined from 2007-2009 and stayed at this bellow or well-below average abundance," said area management biologist Robert Begich in a 2013 interview. Fenton said he has seen a decline in returning king numbers for about a decade and each year...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/faced-with-uncertainty-fishing-gui
Trends
Federal board allows gillnetting on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Mile 48 - just south of Skilak Lake - and Moose Range Meadows. Fish and Game Sportfishing Area Management Biologist Robert Begich said he was concerned about the new fishery, both because of its location and its potential to affect the department's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-22/federal-board-allows-gillnetting-on-
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