Another Highlight from Our Archives

KRSA has worked to save the Kenai Kings for decades now. This video is another one from our archives, and we are still working to ensure the mighty Kenai King is around for our grandchildren’s grandchildren.

A Quick Walk Through the KRSA Archives

KRSA has been doing conservation work for decades. We share this video from the archives highlighting some of the projects we’ve completed. If you are familiar with the local area, you can see some of these projects still in effect to this day. Enjoy this brief walk through KRSA history!

KRSA’s Classic Roundtable on National Recreational Fishing gets National Media Coverage

Our recent 2021 Roundtable event, sponsored by Yamaha Rightwaters, included an exciting conservation announcement from Yamaha. They announced a new initiative which aims to return 10,000 pounds of Polyethylene and Polypropylene sheet plastics back into their base materials before the end of the calendar year! This announcement was featured on both Yahoo Finance and Bassmasters. […]

KRSA Honors the Life’s Work of Mr. Bob Penney

Thirty-seven years ago, Mr. Bob Penney came up with the idea of the Kenai Peninsula Sportfishing Association. In that time, much work has been done to protect the Kenai River and the king salmon within her banks. This year, Mr. Penney stepped back, and we recently honored his life’s work.

King Salmon Fishing Closed on the Kenai River, Kasilof River, and Upper Cook Inlet Saltwater

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced emergency closures to King salmon fishing in the Kenai River, Kasilof River, and Upper Cook Inlet effective 12:01am on July 21, 2021. These fisheries have experienced long-term struggles in meeting the optimal escapement goals (OEG); the Kenai River’s OEG is 15,000 to 30,000 large king salmon, and […]

KRSA Urges Anglers to Release Big Kings

Soldotna— Kenai River Sportfishing Association is encouraging all anglers on the Kenai River to limit their harvest of king salmon during July to fish under 34 inches and allow larger fish to reach the spawning grounds. Fishing is governed by the Late Run Kenai River King Salmon Management Plan, which requires a minimum spawning escapement […]

Background on Board of Fisheries Chair Marit Carlson-van Dort

Recently, special interest groups in Juneau have been taking aim on one specific nominee to the to the Board of Fisheries, while KRSA has been supporting her. Here’s why: Marit Carlson-van Dort is currently the Chair of the Board of Fisheries. Growing up between Chignik and Juneau, Marit holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Science […]

KRSA Announces New Membership Structure

SOLDTONA, AK (April 15, 2021) – The Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) has updated their membership policy. Memberships in KRSA, Alaska’s leading sportfishing organization, will now be offered at no cost and will automatically renew every year. “What really matters to us is protecting Alaska’s fisheries. Uniting sport anglers and personal-use dip netters together into […]

Alaska’s Salmon Should be Managed by Alaska

In the coming days, members of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (Council) will make important decisions about management of salmon fisheries in federal waters in Cook Inlet. Among the more contentious issues they will deal with is who can best manage Alaska’s fisheries – the federal government or the State of Alaska. For decades, […]

State brings new gear restrictions, lifts annual limit on hatchery Kings, on the Ninilchik

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) today announced that it is restricting legal sportfishing gear to a single hook with no bait on the Ninilchik River king salmon fishery. At the same time, any hatchery king salmon harvested in the Ninilchik River will not count against the Kenai Peninsula/Cook Inlet annual king salmon […]