Second run sockeye start Kenai push [+ video]

Kenai River king salmon: Slow.
Action on the Kenai River for king salmon remains slow. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, cumulative values for all four indices of early-run king salmon abundance were the lowest on record. The river re-opened to artificial lure, single hook fishing on July 1 from the mouth to markers located 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek.

The daily DIDSON sonar passage estimate of king salmon for June 30 was 168 fish. The cumulative passage estimate through June 30 was 3,336 kings.

Kasilof River king salmon: Slow.
King salmon fishing on the Kasilof River remains anglers' best chance. Emergency orders limit anglers to only keeping hatchery-reared king salmon, identifiable by a clipped adipose fin, and fishing only with single hook, artificial lures.

Kenai River rainbow trout: Fair.
As water levels continue to decrease and visibility increases angler can expect a typical, steady rainbow summer bite. Flesh flies and leeches remain the best option. Try fishing flesh flies near the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers.

Kenai River sockeye: Increasing.
Sockeye have just started their late run on the Kenai. So far 19,979 have come through the river -- 8,970 on Monday, 7,067 on Tuesday.

Clamming: Good tides.
Low tides for the Deep Creek district are: Thursday: -4.6 feet at 11:16 a.m., Friday: -3.7 feet at 11:58 a.m., Saturday: -2.3 feet at 12:38 p.m., Sunday: -0.5 feet at 1:19 p.m.


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