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.

Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Limits Doubled to Six Fish Per Day and 12 In Possession

Sharpen that filet knife and get down to the Kenai! The Kenai River is seeing positive sockeye returns, with over 151,000 fish passing the sonar on August 2nd and another 136,000 on August 3rd; ADF&G has doubled the bag limit to six fish per day and twelve fish in possession for sockeyes 16 inches or […]

Kenai, Kasilof Close to Kings; Setnets Shutdown; Reds picking up

Beginning July 21, king salmon fisheries on the Kenai River, Kasilof River, and upper Cook Inlet Saltwater, as well as commercial setnet fisheries, are closing due to the alarmingly low rate of late-run kings that have passed the Kenai sonar.  As of July 18th, just 2,872 king salmon have passed the counter, which is the second lowest return since […]

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 […]

Russian River Bag Limit Goes to Six

FISH ALERT – Sockeye are returning to the Russian River and Upper Kenai River in decent numbers, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing the bag and possession limit. Immensely popular, the Russian River area hosts world-class fishing opportunities and public access. As of June 29th more than 28,000 sockeye have passed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Updated: Kenai, Kasilof and Russian River Orders

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) today released three emergency orders which may effect anglers in Southcentral Alaska. Kenai River: In favor of protecting returning king salmon, ADF&G is closing the early-run king salmon sport fishery in the Kenai River drainage downstream of the outlet of Skilak Lake effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June […]