• Fish Creek Personal-Use Dipnet Fishery Set To Open On Saturday For All Salmon Not Kings

    The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Fish Creek Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Opens 6 a.m. July 20 (Palmer) – The sustainable escapement goal (SEG) for Fish Creek sockeye salmon is 15,000 – 45,000 fish as measured at a weir located upstream of the area open to fishing. To…


  • Kenai River Personal-Use Dipnet Fishery Will Be Open 24 Hours A Day

    Kenai River Personal-Use Dipnet Fishery Will Be Open 24 Hours A Day

    The area of the Kenai River open to personal use dipnetting remains the same. Please review page 81 of the 2024 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for a complete description of the area open to dipnetting, along with harvest limits and permit requirements. Participants are reminded that retention of king salmon is prohibited, and any…


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  • Nelson River Sockeye Limits Increased

    Nelson River Sockeye Limits Increased

    “The Nelson River is having one of the largest sockeye salmon runs on record and weir counts are well above the 10-year average. The run has exceeded the escapement goal already with several weeks of the run left to go,” stated Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum. “Increasing the bag limit to 10 sockeye salmon per…


  • Sockeye Salmon Retention Prohibited At Chilkoot River, Lake

    Sockeye Salmon Retention Prohibited At Chilkoot River,  Lake

    Sockeye salmon returns to the Chilkoot River have been extremely low. As of July 15, only 600 sockeye salmon have passed through the Chilkoot River weir. On average, 20,000 sockeye have passed through the weir by this date. The Chilkoot sockeye run is projected to be well below the escapement goal (38,000 – 86,000 fish).


  • Valdez Gearing Up For Kids’ Pink Salmon Derby, Silver Derby Start, On Saturday

    Valdez Gearing Up For Kids’ Pink Salmon Derby, Silver Derby Start, On Saturday

    After a day of fishing out of Port Valdez, kids can enter the pink derby by submitting pictures on the Valdez Fish Derbies website for a chance to win prizes. Kids can qualify for the derby by picking up a FREE Valdez Fish Derbies hat between 6am and 10am this Saturday at the Valdez Fish…




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  • BLM Accepting Comments For Potential Updated Western Arctic Protected Areas

    BLM Accepting Comments For Potential Updated Western Arctic Protected Areas

    “We have a responsibility to manage the western Arctic in way that honors the more than 40 Indigenous communities that continue to rely on the resources from the Reserve for subsistence,” said BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning. “With the rapidly changing climate, the Special Areas are increasingly critical to caribou movement and herd health, as well…


  • Raised In Alaska Experiences The Kenai’s Sockeye Run

    Raised In Alaska Experiences The Kenai’s Sockeye Run

    “The sockeye salmon have shown up on the Kenai River and I’m down staying in the back of my truck, Dirtbagging for another glorious day on the river.”


  • Kasilof River To Close For King Salmon Fishing

    Kasilof River To Close For King Salmon Fishing

    “King salmon runs across the Kenai Peninsula are significantly below preseason and inseason expectations,” stated Area Management Biologist Phill Stacey. “Regulatory restrictions and closures have been issued across peninsula king salmon sport fisheries. In an effort to maximize achieving the escapement goal for Crooked Creek wild king salmon, it is warranted to close king salmon…


  • Bear Cove King Fishing Set To Reopen On Friday

    Bear Cove King Fishing Set To Reopen On Friday

    King salmon returning to Medvejie Hatchery in 2024 were not expected to meet broodstock goals. As a result, a prior announcement was issued to close sport fishing within Bear Cove on May 13, 2024. Sufficient king salmon have now arrived at Medvejie Hatchery to meet broodstock goals and a closure of this area is no…


  • Newhalen Student Wins Katmai Bear Pin Contest

    Newhalen Student Wins Katmai Bear Pin Contest

    Cianne’s beautiful design highlights some of Katmai’s marine residents including sockeye salmon, a keystone park species, and sea otters. In the design the otter and salmon circle a scene of two bears by a lake with mountains in the background.  Two birds soar in the distance.  “I aspired to make the salmon seem like it…


  • Saltery Cove Drainage Sockeye Limits Increased

    Saltery Cove Drainage Sockeye Limits Increased

    Through July 7, a total of 6,115 sockeye salmon have passed the Saltery River weir. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into Saltery Lake is 15,000 to 35,000 fish and typically 13% of the run has occurred by this date. Based on the current weir counts and recent history of this run, it is projected…