To prevent the build-up of salmon carcasses on the Russian River, the Russian River Interagency Coordination Group is asking anglers to carry their fish out whole (gutting and gilling fish is OK).
Anglers who would like to fillet their fish on the river are asked to hike down to the confluence of the Russian and Kenai rivers to do so, and to chop the carcass into numerous small pieces. The pieces should be disposed of in the faster-flowing waters.
The Russian River and upper Kenai River, with the exception of the sanctuary area at the confluence of the two streams, open to fishing at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
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