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Some changes made in sport fishing regs for Kenai Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- With the sport fishing season on the Kenai Peninsula approaching, state fisheries officials are reminding anglers of some changes in regulations.

In all the major salmon-producing streams of the peninsula, the bag and possession limit for coho salmon is now two per day and four in possession. The limits for coho salmon in salt water north of Cape Douglas was reduced to three fish per day and six in possession.

The season for coho on the Kenai River was reduced by three days. The river will be closed to coho downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake from Aug. 1 through Aug. 3.

Beginning May 1, guided anglers will no longer be able to fish for king salmon on the Kenai River on Sundays and Mondays in May, June and July. Memorial Day is not included in the restriction. Guided anglers also will be allowed to fish only from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. during the three-month period.

Guided sport fishing boats on the river in July can't carry more than five people, including the guide.

Beginning June 1, the bag and possession limit for razor clams for both sport and personal use will be 45 clams and 90.

The new sport fishing regulations for Southcentral Alaska are available at Department of Fish and Game offices and most Kenai Peninsula license vendors.



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