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Refuge Notebook: Permitting Kenai National Wildlife Refuge commercial guides and outfitters

...upstream to Skilak Lake, Skilak Lake itself, and Skilak Lake upstream to Russian River (Upper Kenai River). The Upper River is an area with a limited number of permits that are awarded through a "prospectus process". The prospectus process...
Feds, public weigh in on Susitna hydro studies federal scientists.For the Upper River project, data so far has largely...additional fish sampling for the upper river distribution and abundance study...preliminary results show more fish in the upper river than originally expected, and...
New guides ready to fish, but focus shifts from kings

...focus on motorized (boats) and kings," Turner said. "Of course, they did other fishing, there were middle and upper river drift boat guides that also came through but probably 70 percent or more were motor-kings." Turner said the last...
Management challenge: 'fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...we've been looking at is the number of large fish counted at the lower river sonar and at the large fish counted at the upper river sonar," she said. "Keep in mind you'd expect to see more (up-river). We know the lower river sonar is not...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Various factors contribute to high number of accidents on Kenai

...number of accidents.Last year's high water on the upper river "undercut a lot of the bank," Johnson said, which...accidents are happening "all over - up and down the upper river." The boaters have been from Alaska as well as out-of-state...
Longtime fisherman gives insight on salmon decline

...that have reached their spawning beds in the river. Unlike sockeye salmon, which spawn around Skilak Lake and the upper river, kings spawn mostly in large holes in the Kenai River from the Keys area just below Skilak Lake downstream roughly...
Questions remain about king counts after Fish and Game shifts to high-tech sonar

...looking for a new site in 2011. Upper river research Managers seeking to differentiate...processing data from the lower river and upper river sites since the last week of October...public -for 2013 data from the upper river research site, a final estimate...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Russian River, Kenai River rainbow trout openers set for Monday

...they can try the fly on the Kenai trout opener. On the upper river, Paul Tornow, co-owner of Alaska's Angling Addiction...suggested breaking out the dry flies and fishing the upper river's slower water and eddies. "As long as there is some...
Salmon pulse through again

...We've got a lot of sockeye getting caught in the upper river so you get a lot of that flesh rolling down and The bottom of the eddies." The majority of the upper river is performing well, he added. "It has been pretty...
Visitors learn on hike to remote Fish and Game site

...added. Despite recent lows for escapement goals, there are more fish in the river than in the past. Management of the Upper river is complex, Berkhahn said. Anglers, commercial fishermen and dipnetters have caught their share of sockeye before...


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