Kenai king angling, dip-netting wrapping up

Jul 30, 2019

There’s little more than one day left in the Kenai River king salmon sports fishery for the 2019 season. It closes late Wednesday night when the calendar turns to August.Fish and Game reports that king angling on the Lower Kenai has slowed, but still considered fair, and that water conditions are favorable. Gear is still limited to one, un-baited single-tool artificial fly or lure. Chinook of any size can be kept below Slikok Creek, but above there, only king salmon less than 36 inches may be retained.Kasilof king angling has been slow, according to the department. Meanwhile, sockeye salmon angling has been fair on the Kasilof and good to excellent on the Kenai. So much so that Fish and Game released an emergency order increasing the bag and possession limit for reds 16-inches or longer to six per day and 12 in possession.Dip-netting for sockeye on the Kenai also ends Wednesday night. The run has been good with 24-hour-a-day fishing in effect since last week. Dip-netting on the Kasilof River has another week to go, and is also seeing good catches.