sportfishing

  It’ll be a few more weeks before you can head down to Cunningham Park or other favorite fishing spot and expect to hook a fish reliably. But, if you are a junior angler and you’re at the Sports, Rec, and Trade Show this weekend, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get your limit. KDLL’s Jay Barrett spoke with Kelly Martin about the show. She is the CEO the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors, which presents it each year in the Soldotna Sports Complex.

Patch up your waders and fish out your fishing line, because king salmon season is right around the corner. But make sure you’re aware of regulation changes before heading to the Kenai River this year.


As the Alaska Board of Fisheries begins its work session in Anchorage today, it will consider requests from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and cities of Kenai and Soldotna to meet on the Kenai Peninsula in the future.

The board considers Upper Cook Inlet management issues every three years. It’s going on 20 years since the board held a full meeting on the central peninsula, despite being home to some of the largest salmon-producing rivers and associated fisheries in the region.

The Kenai River king salmon season closed at the end of July, and by all accounts, both the early and late runs were successful for both anglers and escapement.


The sockeye run continues its slow burn into the Kenai River.

Commercial fishing for the drift and set-net fleets was generous last week, but things look to be slowing down a bit.

The early king salmon run on the Kenai River has come in well within recently approved management goals.

New authors talk about writing, publishing and connecting with readers. Ninilchik's Mike Chihuly wrote about his life as a fire chief and fishing charter captain in "Alaska Fish and Fire." Kasilof's Joseph Robertia recently published "Life with Forty Dogs: Misadventures with Runts, Rejects, Retirees and Rescues," about the dog kennel he runs with his wife, and their successful mushing career with dogs other mushers didn't want.