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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
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
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...
Wave of baitfish makes for hot saltwater King action

...Lake to the Upper Killey River are closed to all fishing through June 10 for the rainbow trout spawning season. The upper river and Russian sections will open on June 11 to trout and salmon fly fishing only. Between Skilak and Killey will also...
Floodwaters recede, borough takes action

...the Kenai River is expected to crest and start receding Sunday for the lower portions near Kenai and Soldotna. The upper river has already crested and has dropped some, he said.According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch will...
Steelhead fishing heats up on south Peninsula

...enough and those fish will just be holding in there just kind of waiting for it to get deep enough," he said.In the upper river, variety is the name of the game - nymphs, shrimps, smolts, leeches and especially eggs can be fruitful."That's...
Trout 'wizard'

...few of us that tried to, but it's not a secret no more." McFadden caught his biggest trout - 39 inches - on the upper river 19 years ago in the spring on a muddler minnow, he said. "I've been trying to beat that ever since," he said...
Winter offers quiet, introspective fly fishing

...for winter fishing that stay mostly clear of ice - the middle river near the confluence of the Killey River and the upper river near the Cooper Landing bridge. "The middle river at this time of year is not what I would consider a novice fishing...


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