Russian River Upper Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Bag Limits Increased

first_imgThe section of the mainstem Upper Kenai River includes the area that extends from Skilak Lake upstream to ADF&G regulatory markers located approximately 300 yards upstream of the public boat launch at Sportsman’s Landing and the Russian River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G marker located approximately 600 yards downstream from the Russian River Falls. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing limits of sockeye salmon to six per day and twelve in possession for the Russian River and a section of the mainstem Upper Kenai River. Cook Inlet Management Coordinator Matt Miller: “Based on the number of sockeye salmon that have passed through the Russian River weir it is appropriate to increase the limits and allow anglers an opportunity to harvest six sockeye salmon per day in the Russian and Upper Kenai rivers.” Anglers are reminded that they may possess only the limit allowed for the waters they are actively fishing. If a Russian River angler has more than six sockeye salmon in possession, then that angler may not fish in waters with a possession limit of six.center_img This regulatory change is effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 14. As of July 1, over 32,700 sockeye salmon have passed the Russian River weir, located upstream of the falls. Average run timing to this date is approximately 70%. ADF&G estimates that the escapement will exceed the early-run sockeye salmon biological escapement goal of 22,000 – 42,000 sockeye salmon.last_img

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