The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Saturday raised the sportfishing bag limit for Kenai River sockeye from three to six fish. According to a press release sent out Saturday, the department is confident of reaching its minimum escapement goal for the late run of Kenai reds.
The new bag limit applies to the entire Kenai River open to sockeye fishing, with the exception of the sanctuary area just downstream of the Russian River. The bag limit on the Russian remains unchanged.
The department also eased hourly restrictions on the Kenai dipnet fishery, announcing that dipnetting now will be open 24 hours per day through the end of the season on July 31.
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