River bank upstream of Soldotna Creek closed to fishing

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that shore-based sport fishing will close at 12:01 a.m. Monday along a 475-foot section of the Kenai River shoreline immediately upstream of the Soldotna Creek-Kenai River confluence to protect riparian fish habitat.

According to a Fish and Game news release, the area being closed is on the north bank of the Kenai River approximately between river miles 22.1 to 22.2 and is posted with regulatory markers. This closure is in addition to the 17.5 miles of Kenai River shoreline closed by regulation each year along the Kenai River from July 1 through August 15. These other seasonal riverbank closures along the Kenai River are described on pages 52 and 53 of the Southcentral Alaska sport fishing regulation booklet.

In these areas, fishing is only allowed from a boat located more than 10 feet from shore and not connected to the shore or any riparian habitat. “Riparian habitat” means all areas within 10 feet in either direction of the Kenai River waterline.

The riverbanks closed to sport fishing are identified by red/orange and white colored department signs marking the closed riverbank areas.

— Staff report

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