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Service Learning Conservation in Action

As folks access the beautiful Kenai River this summer, learn about a program that helps keep it beautiful and the value children get in participating in this conservation project. Hear fishing guide Jens Hanson’s thoughts regarding our Kid’s Kenai River Spring Clean Up program. This event is held in conjunction with the Kenai River Professional […]

Continuing Care for Your Streambank

Streambank stabilization and rehabilitation is an ongoing effort. Once repair efforts are completed, there are steps that can be taken to ensure the work remains functional and effective for years to come. Learn how to continue care for your streambank below.

Kids Don’t Float

Spending time on the water with kiddos this summer? While everyone should wear a life jacket, children under 13 are required to by law. If you don’t have one, the Kids Don’t Float program has loaner jackets available at most public access points. The Office of Boating Safety offers a variety of educational materials as […]

Salmon Pho Recipe

Alaskans are always on the lookout for new ways to prepare salmon. How about some Salmon Pho? Pho sho!

Deep Fried Pike

Alaskans understand how devastating invasive species can be to natural flora and fauna. Northern pike are an invasive species to Southcentral Alaska waters. Here is a tasty way to do our part in removing this species from local waters.

Kenai River Spring Clean Up

Keep an eye out for kids along the Kenai River on May 12th and 13th–that’s our Annual Kid’s Kenai River Spring Clean Up! Last year’s event cleaned up more than 1,860 pounds of trash from along the river; in the first 7 years, kids have cleaned up over 17,500 pounds of trash that littered the […]

Sportfishing’s Impact on a Local Business

We recently spoke with Doug Hogue, owner of Kenai River Brewing Company about the impact sport fishing has on his business. KRB, as it’s known locally, has been a long-time supporter of local non profits including KRSA. Thank you for speaking with us and sharing how KRB is impacted by the sport fishing industry!!

LED Lights Might Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch

Did you know there is research that shows potential ways to reduce Chinook Salmon bycatch? “Data show that Chinook salmon are much more likely to exit the nets where lights are placed—86 percent of escaped salmon used the well-lit, LED-framed openings. While further research is underway, the data suggest the LEDs can increase the salmon’s […]

KRSA Announces New Executive Director

Soldotna, AK –The Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Shannon Martin has been selected to serve as the Executive Director of KRSA. As Executive Director, Shannon will be responsible for achieving the organization’s mission as well as management of KRSA’s operations, public relations, and fundraising. Shannon has served […]

KRSA Supports ADF&G’s Emergency Orders for the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers

Soldotna, AK – On January 26, 2022 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued several emergency orders implementing restrictions to the king salmon fishing regulations for both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers in an effort to conserve the Kenai River king salmon which have faced low returns over numerous years. ADF&G’s preseason outlook for […]