Month: June 2013

Openings, Restrictions Announced For Peninsula Fisheries

Fishing season is well underway around the Peninsula and the Department of Fish and Game announced several openings and restrictions Tuesday.

The Kenai River early run king salmon fishery will be closed from June 20th to the 30th. Through June 13th, the Department had counted just 795 kings through its DIDSON sonar counters. The optimal escapement goal is between 5,300 and 9,000 fish.

On the Kasilof, a prohibition of bait and multiple hooks will be in place beginning June 20th running through the 30th. Single hook means a fishhook with only one point, with or without a barb. The sustainable escapement goal for kings on the Kasilof is between 650 and 1,700 fish. Escapement has only barely reached that lower range the past two years. A previous restriction to harvest only hatchery-reared king salmon remains in effect.

At the Russian River Sanctuary, though, sockeye sportfishing is opening up, as of 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. The sanctuary includes waters upstream from just below the ferry crossing on the Kenai River just above Sportsmans Landing. ADF&G regulatory markers are out to indicate the precise sanctuary location. There’s a daily bag and possession limit of three sockeye.

-Staff Report-

Mural Paints Picture Of Peninsula’s History

The Adcox Mural Project was made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation through the Arts in Education Fund.

Triumvirate Theatre continues progress on remodeling its new location north of Kenai. They had an open house this week to showcase a mural by local artist James Adcox that will be a focal point of the building.




-Shaylon Cochran/KDLL-