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!

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!!

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 […]

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 […]

KRSA Board wishes Executive Director well in his new endeavors, search underway for new director

October 22, 2021 Soldotna, AK Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Executive Director Ben Mohr has informed the KRSA Board of Directors of his intent to resign effective January 1, 2022 to pursue other professional opportunities in Alaska. “During his tenure, Ben oversaw KRSA’s efforts to establish historic protection measures for Kenai River king salmon, and […]

Board of Fisheries Should Stand Strong for Troubled Kenai River King Salmon

October 19, 2021–Later this week the Alaska Board of Fisheries will conduct its annual “work session”. These work sessions include considering formal Agenda Change Requests (ACRs) for upcoming meetings.  While there are several ACRs before the Board at this week’s work session, KRSA and is concerned about six ACRs addressing Upper Cook Inlet. For background, […]