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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!!

Ice Fishing Safety Tips

It’s getting colder day by day, and special caution must be taken when ice fishing. ADF&G has created a comprehensive informational sheet regarding safety as well as tips for success in ice fishing including tackle suggestions and best drilling patterns to find the fish. Winter fishing is great way to experience the outdoors, but remember to […]

World Fisheries Day

Today, November 21, 2021, is World Fisheries Day. Fisheries management is vital for sustainable fishery stocks. Throughout the summer fishing season, KRSA provides “fish counts” for a variety of water ways and species. We use the information provided by ADF&G, but how exactly do they count fish? One method is through the use of sonar. […]

Ethical Sportsfishing

Sportsfishing and ethics go hand in hand. Reviewing “How to be an Ethical Angler” is a great refresher for the experienced fisherman and an excellent tool to help educate younger anglers!

KRSA Announces Passing of Board Member

It is with great sadness that Kenai River Sportfishing Association announces the passing of board member Derek Leichliter in a plane crash on November 7th in Kodiak, Alaska. Derek had a passion for life that was palpable, and any person, young or old, who met him had an immediate friend. One of Derek’s favorite pastimes […]

Alaskan Fish Farming?

Have you wondered about the regulations regarding fish farming in Alaska? Have you heard of “ocean ranching”? Since the 1988 Aquatic Farm Act, the Commissioner of Alaska Department of Fish & Game has been able to issue permits for a variety of seed stocks and the construction and operation of facilities to grow them. Learn […]