The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
(Soldotna) – Due to a good run of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to six fish per day and twelve fish in possession; however, no more than two salmon per day and two in possession may be coho salmon, in all portions of the Kasilof River open to salmon fishing. These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, December 31, 2018.
“The poor sockeye salmon return to the Kenai River this year has impacted a lot of people,” stated Cook Inlet Management Coordinator Matt Miller. “However, there is still an opportunity for anglers to get out and fish for sockeye salmon on the Kasilof River.”
The biological escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 160,000-340,000 sockeye salmon. As of August 2, 2018, a total of 316,500 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site. The current escapement level of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the biological escapement goal.
For additional information, please contact Cook Inlet Management Coordinator Matt Miller at (907) 262-9368.