06/26/13 - 8:02am
King salmon fishing on the Kenai River has been closed due to lack of fish. This is the right thing to do as the king stocks have been falling steadily for the past several years. Last year when the second run of kings was closed, the guides went elsewhere to satisfy their clients and to earn their guiding fees. They took their clients red fishing. The portion of river from Bings Landing to Skilak Lake was choked with guide boats. Guides can only fish four clients at a time from a boat but can put several groups at a time out on the bank to fish for reds.