2020 Halibut Regulations on the Move

May 15, 2020 The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 today to relax 2020 halibut limits for Alaska’s charter industry.  The Council responded to requests from the charter industry, with support from KRSA, to soften regulations based on an expected drop in harvest due to the COVID-19 crisis. It is hoped that these changes in regulations […]

Governor Announces Appointees to Board of Fish and Board of Game

WASILLA, AK (April 1, 2019) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today announced his appointees to the Board of Fish and the Board of Game. “The following individuals are highly qualified and knowledgeable in their respective fields, and I believe they will have Alaskan’s best interests in mind while serving on the Board of Fish and […]

KRSA Board wishes former executive director well in his new role, search underway for new director

SOLDOTNA, AK (February 7, 2019) – Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Executive Director Ricky Gease has accepted a position with the State of Alaska as the Director of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Ricky’s last day as KRSA executive director is February 8, 2019. During his fifteen years as KRSA’s executive director, Ricky […]


SOLDOTNA, AK (February 26, 2019) – The Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ben Mohr has been selected to serve as the executive director of KRSA. As the executive director, Mohr will be responsible for achieving the organization’s mission as well as management of KRSA’s operations, public relations and […]

Reel News from the World of Fisheries, December 4, 2018

REEL NEWS FROM ALASKA AND THE OUTSIDE  Earthquake Damage to Eagle Rock Boat Launch on the Kenai River    Eagle Rock Boat Launch is a popular boating access point on the lower Kenai. The road access to the boat launch was damaged, as a retaining wall collapsed from the earthquake activity. Road repairs will be […]

Reel News from the World of Fisheries, November 13, 2018

REEL NEWS FROM ALASKA AND THE OUTSIDE Upcoming Event – 2108 Sportsmen’s Rendezvous 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, November 17, American Legion Post 1, 840 West Fireweed Lane, Anchorage Reports from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Alaska Outdoor Council, Alaska Outdoor Legislative Caucus & Advisory Council, Alaska Professional Hunters Association, Alaska Wild Sheep Foundation, […]

Reel News from the World of Fisheries, November 1, 2018

REEL NEWS FROM ALASKA AND THE OUTSIDE ADFG Commercial Fishing Season Summaries for Cook Inlet ADFG released the 2018 Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Salmon Fishery Season Summary. In UCI sockeye salmon are the most valuable salmon species, accounting for nearly 93 percent of the total value during the past two decades. The preseason forecast of […]

Reel News from the World of Fisheries, October 25, 2018

REEL NEWS FROM ALASKA AND OUTSIDE Alaska Board of Fisheries Fails to Protect Wild Salmon from Hatchery Expansion The Alaska Board of Fisheries decided to once again to sit on the sidelines on the issue of controlling hatchery expansion of pink salmon production in Prince William Sound at its October workshop in Anchorage. A very […]

Reel News from the World of Fisheries, October 4, 2018

REEL NEWS FROM ALASKA AND OUTSIDE Alaska Board of Fisheries Should Act to Protect Wild Alaska Salmon  Kevin Delaney has a great opinion editorial in the Anchorage Daily News. He points out that job one for Alaska fish management is protection of wild salmon stocks. Although Prince William Sound hatcheries are vitally important to the […]

Alaska Fishing tournaments raise money for salmon conservation