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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Dawson Herrick, 19, weaves line onto a dipnet at Mike's Welding Wednesday July 9, in Sterling, Alaska.

Get your dipnet in the water

With the opening of the Kenai River personal-use fishery today, for the next three weeks thousands of Alaskans armed with dipnets will be looking to get their allotment of salmon.

by DAN BALMER

Kenai's personal use dip-net fishery officially open

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.
Kelly Sullivan

Landing a Kenai king

It was an exciting king salmon opener on the Kenai River for 10-year-old Gavin Fox, of Anchorage who landed a 30-pounder while fishing with his father Jeremy Fox and grandfather John Scott.

Just out of sight, an overlooked set of fishing locations

During the fast paced summer salmon runs, access is everything. Anglers want to know where the fish are and occasionally risk a rogue hook just for a spot on the Kenai River and its tributaries.
Kelly Sullivan

All about the salmon

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.
Rashah McChesney

Fishing still strong on Russian river

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.
Kelly Sullivan and Rashah McChesney

Rushin' the rushing Russian

The battle has begun on the Russian River where an unexpectedly large run of sockeye salmon prompted managers to loosen restrictions on fishing the early run.
Rashah McChesney

Success with Sockeyes

Fishing on the Russian river has yielded nothing but success for anglers since it's opening one week ago, said Alaska Department of Fish and Games assistant management biologist Jason Pawluk.
Kelly Sullivan

For solitude and fishing, try area lakes

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.
Rashah McChesney

Kenai sockeye and lakes the best options

Fishing this week is still slow for king salmon on the Kasilof river, assistant management biologist with the Department of Fish and Game Jason Pawluk said.
Kelly Sullivan

Kings picking up, lakes still the place to be

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.
Kelly Sullivan

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