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 […]

LED Lights Might Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch

Did you know there is research that shows potential ways to reduce Chinook Salmon bycatch? “Data show that Chinook salmon are much more likely to exit the nets where lights are placed—86 percent of escaped salmon used the well-lit, LED-framed openings. While further research is underway, the data suggest the LEDs can increase the salmon’s […]

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 […]

Summary Statement Regarding ADF&G’s King Salmon January 2022 EO’s for Kenai River King Salmon

What Does the Kenai River Mean to You?

Hear what the Kenai River means to board member Dick Erkeneff.

Sampling Salmon in the Kenai River

Ever wonder how ADF&G samples salmon in the Kenai River? Hear directly from one of their fish and wildlife technicians and see the process which includes scale collection and axillary process removal for age analysis and genetic profile creation.

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 […]

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 […]