Since the opening of the Kenai River king salmon fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk.
Fishing opportunity is picking up on the Kenai Peninsula as salmon runs to area streams continue. Numerous lake and marine water fishing opportunities are also available for anglers who are looking for something other than salmon.
Reports of sockeye salmon catches on the Russian River are still ranging between "good and excellent" two weeks after the opening of the fishery, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant management biologist Jason Pawluk.
As the heat and eternal sunshine bring globe-trotting anglers to the Kenai Peninsula, it can become increasingly difficult to find a secluded spot to drop a line in the water and wait in peace for that first tentative nibble.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game research biologist Robert Begich said, things are looking a little better for king salmon this week, compared to last. Still, fishing for kind salmon on the Kenai River is closed until June, 30.