Kenai King Season Closing Due to Low Numbers
Facing a disastrous return, state biologists will close king salmon fishing on the Kenai River, the state's most important sport fishing stream, while imposing restrictions on nearby waterways.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, all sportfishing for Kenai kings -- including catch and release -- will end for the rest of the month.
Meanwhile, no naturally-produced kings -- fish with their adipose fin intact -- can be harvested from the smaller Kasilof River in June. The river sees both hatchery produced and natural fish.