Regulations passed

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2003

On the Kenai River

From Jan. 1 through June 30, anglers may use single-hook, artificial unbaited lures only.

Anglers may only retain kings measuring below 44 inches or 55 inches and above from Jan. 1 through June 30.

Upstream from the Soldotna bridge, anglers may only retain kings less than 44 inches or 55 inches or more through July 14.

If the spawning escapement is projected to fall below 7,200 kings, the department may further restrict the fishery.

If the escapement is projected to be above 14,400 fish, the department may liberalize the fishery by allowing bait.

All kings measuring 55 inches or more must be sealed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game within 3 days of harvest.

Nonresident anglers may not fish for kings on the Kenai between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. in May and June.

On the Kasilof River

Only single hook lures may be used to fish for king salmon from Jan. 1 through June 30.

Kings may not be removed from the river before being released.

Only kings with a healed adipose fin clip scar (denoting hatchery origin) may be retained through June 30.

An electric trolling or outboard motor no more than 10 horsepower may be used between Trujillo's Landing and the mouth of the Kasilof; once anglers use a motor in that section, they may not fish from the same boat for the remainder of the day.

Anglers may not fish from a boat using an anchor in the section of the Kasilof known as the "people hole," located near the confluence of Crooked Creek and the Kasilof.

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