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Alaska Department of
Fish and Game

FISHING REPORTS
for:

Bristol Bay, SouthCentral, Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island

 


Alaska Department of
Fish and Game

FISH COUNTS
for:

SouthCentral, Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Suggestions before you make any definitive plans for your
hunting or fishing vacation:


1. You should consult with your Alaska fishing guide, hunting guide, or lodge for the seasons and regulations in the area where you are going to be hunting or fishing, and

2. You should also check Alaska Dept of Fish & Game regulations and seasons at:
- for Sport Fishing by area map, click here.
- for Hunting Game Management Units (GMU), click here.

Fishing Regulatory Areas:

sport fishing regulations

Hunting (GMU) Regulatory Areas:

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FISHING SEASONS
vary by region of Alaska, but are generally as follows,
AND SUBJECT TO ADF&G REGS:

May 1 - Sept 30 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Halibut
May 1 - July 20~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Saltwater Kings
May 1 - July 31~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Kenai River Kings
June 10 - August 15 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Sockeye Salmon
June 10 - Oct 31 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Rainbow Trout
August 15 - Sept 30 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Silver Salmon
August on even years ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Pink Salmon

Note: if you are fishing for king salmon, you need both a license and a "king stamp".


FISH RUN CHARTS (Selected species and areas)

Kenai and Kasilof Rivers Red (sockeye) Salmon

First Run: Starts early June
Second Run: Starts early July
Peak: Last 2 wks of July and 1st wk of August

In season Fish Escapement Estimates for the Yentna, Kenai, Kasilof
and Crescent Rivers by ADF&G may be helpful for trip planning as well as
a map of the Kenai River and/or maps for other areas of Alaska.

The ADF&G late run Kenai River sockeye salmon fish count for 2011
and run timing can be seen from the below table:

Date Count Cumulative
Aug-13 10,029 1,599,217
Aug-12 12,204 1,589,188
Aug-11 11,326 1,576,984
Aug-10 16,524 1,565,658
Aug-09 12,198 1,549,134
Aug-08 6,114 1,536,936
Aug-07 17,316 1,530,822
Aug-06 22,086 1,513,506
Aug-05 11,220 1,491,420
Aug-04 10,074 1,480,200
Aug-03 10,396 1,470,126
Aug-02 20,707 1,459,730
Aug-01 21,714 1,439,023
Jul-31 18,240 1,417,309
Jul-30 30,384 1,399,069
Jul-29 36,540 1,368,685
Jul-28 55,470 1,332,145
Jul-27 73,092 1,276,675
Jul-26 77,982 1,203,583
Jul-25 79,518 1,125,601
Jul-24 110,772 1,046,083
Jul-23 106,313 935,311
Jul-22 37,974 828,998
Jul-21 90,426 791,024
Jul-20 113,178 700,598
Jul-19 87,978 587,420
Jul-18 177,053 499,442
Jul-17 230,643 322,389
Jul-16 27,826 91,746
Jul-15 2,916 63,920
Jul-14 6,400 61,004
Jul-13 3,822 54,604
Jul-12 3,102 50,782
Jul-11 3,510 47,680
Jul-10 6,846 44,170
Jul-09 6,522 37,324
Jul-08 4,737 30,802
Jul-07 5,302 26,065
Jul-06 4,647 20,763
Jul-05 4,272 16,116
Jul-04 2,244 11,844
Jul-03 3,084 9,600
Jul-02 4,260 6,516
Jul-01 2,256 2,256

For comparison, the ADF&G 2010 sockeye run count data for the Kasilof River, the Kenai River, and the Crescent River is as follows: (Fish count data for other rivers and streams in Alaska can be seen at the Fish and Game website.)

2010 Date

Kasilof River

Kenai River

Crescent River

Daily
Cum
Daily
Cum
Daily
Cum
19-AUG
0 267,013 3,223 970,662 0 86,333
18-AUG
0 267,013 4,951 967,439 0 86,333
17-AUG
0 267,013 5,842 962,488 0 86,333
16-AUG
0 267,013 12,816 956,646 0 86,333
15-AUG
1,493 267,013 13,282 943,830 0 86,333
14-AUG
1,468 265,520 9,588 930,548 0 86,333
13-AUG
1,437 264,052 8,860 920,960 0 86,333
12-AUG
1,280 262,615 6,151 912,100 0 86,333
11-AUG
1,013 261,335 6,641 905,949 0 86,333
10-AUG
705 260,322 10,571 899,308 0 86,333
09-AUG
1,297 259,617 12,061 888,737 0 86,333
08-AUG
2,179 258,320 12,310 876,676 0 86,333
07-AUG
1,829 256,141 12,468 864,366 0 86,333
06-AUG
3,167 254,312 11,560 851,898 0 86,333
05-AUG
2,472 251,145 10,749 840,338 671 86,333
04-AUG
1,271 248,673 14,140 829,589 424 85,662
03-AUG
1,784 247,402 36,317 815,449 557 85,238
02-AUG
5,603 245,618 22,139 779,132 929 84,681
01-AUG
2,684 240,015 14,314 756,993 774 83,752
31-JUL
3,615 237,331 11,525 742,679 641 82,978
30-JUL
2,363 233,716 13,699 731,154 857 82,337
29-JUL
2,849 231,353 14,228 717,455 658 81,480
28-JUL
5,741 228,504 19,323 703,227 605 80,822
27-JUL
3,409 222,763 16,316 683,904 909 80,217
26-JUL
1,427 219,354 19,031 667,588 1,542 79,308
25-JUL
2,513 217,927 41,089 648,557 1,280 77,766
24-JUL
7,142 215,414 16,973 607,468 2,066 76,486
23-JUL
5,453 208,272 35,123 590,495 1,937 74,420
22-JUL
6,177 202,819 38,757 555,372 1,619 72,483
21-JUL
7,247 196,642 48,840 516,615 1,616 70,864
20-JUL
8,371 189,395 55,883 467,775 2,652 69,248
19-JUL
7,727 181,024 82,804 411,892 1,976 66,596
18-JUL
16,532 173,297 68,553 329,088 2,588 64,620
17-JUL
22,498 156,765 62,316 260,535 2,149 62,032
16-JUL
12,513 134,267 47,016 198,219 2,615 59,883
15-JUL
7,485 121,754 22,652 151,203 1,731 57,268
14-JUL
6,729 114,269 16,904 128,551 2,477 55,537
13-JUL
4,078 107,540 24,412 111,647 2,315 53,060
12-JUL
7,298 103,462 14,434 87,235 2,892 50,745
11-JUL
2,457 96,164 8,548 72,801 3,954 47,853
10-JUL
3,230 93,707 5,544 64,253 2,600 43,899
09-JUL
1,541 90,477 5,978 58,709 3,032 41,299
08-JUL
2,671 88,936 8,097 52,731 1,077 38,267
07-JUL
2,475 86,265 5,013 44,634 2,491 37,190
06-JUL
1,097 83,790 11,232 39,621 2,952 34,699
05-JUL
6,044 82,693 10,209 28,389 2,254 31,747
04-JUL
3,289 76,649 6,092 18,180 2,678 29,493
03-JUL
3,863 73,360 3,241 12,088 1,801 26,815
02-JUL
2,134 69,497 4,557 8,847 2,314 25,014
01-JUL
2,286 67,363 4,290 4,290 2,393 22,700
30-JUN
6,758 65,077 0 0 2,571 20,307
29-JUN
3,017 58,319 0 0 2,692 17,736
28-JUN
1,991 55,302 0 0 4,011 15,044
27-JUN
8,073 53,311 0 0 2,690 11,033
26-JUN
7,165 45,238 0 0 4,092 8,343
25-JUN
5,757 38,073 0 0 1,144 4,251
24-JUN
9,481 32,316 0 0 3,107 3,107
23-JUN
9,993 22,835 0 0 0 0
22-JUN
4,493 12,842 0 0 0 0
21-JUN
2,116 8,349 0 0 0 0
20-JUN
698 6,233 0 0 0 0
19-JUN
672 5,535 0 0 0 0
18-JUN
570 4,863 0 0 0 0
17-JUN
646 4,293 0 0 0 0
16-JUN
1,124 3,647 0 0 0 0
15-JUN
2,523 2,523 0 0 0 0
             

 

Sample sockeye run count data for the Kenai River for some prior years for further comparison is as follows and indicates that run times vary from year to year, but only by a few days in most cases although 2005 and to a lesser extent 2007 was skewed by a strong later run:

Updated Kenai River Sockeye Count >>>


Kasilof River First Run: Mid June
Second Run: Mid July

king salmon seasons
SouthCentral Alaska - Saltwater King Run

kenai river early season
Kenai River Early King Salmon Run


kenai river late season
Kenai River Late King Salmon Runs

Southeast Alaska King / Chinook Salmon Saltwater Fishing
begins in mid May and peaks in July.

Sitka King (Chinook) Salmon Fishing

SAMPLE HUNTING SEASONS
(Actual seasons are not set by ADF&G until the Spring of each year):

· Caribou (Units 9B, 17B, ): Opens August 1st, closes September 30th.
· Moose (Unit 9B, 17B & C): Opens September 5th, closes September 15th. New
restrictions on the rivers for non-residents in Unit 17.
· Moose (Unit 19B): Opens September 1st, closes September 25th. Closed to Non-residents.
· Black Bear (Units 9B, 17B, 19B): No closed season.
· Sheep (various units): Opens August 10th.


For detailed information on regulations and seasons, see
the ADF&G website.

 DISCLAIMER. Fishing and hunting seasons in Alaska vary widely by area
and are strictly enforced by Alaska's Dept. of Fish & Game (ADF&G) with closures occurring sometimes with little or no notice. Accordingly, the following information on seasons is only to give you a general idea as to when things occur up here and should NOT be relied upon for any particular area or purpose.

 

 



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