Many shades of salmon running in Kenai now

Aug 28, 2018

It looks like there's suddenly plenty of fishing opportunity on the Kenai River. Not only has fishing for red salmon reopened on Thursday last week, but Fish and Game says the other shades of salmon are plentiful as well.

Fishing for silver salmon has been reported as good, with additional catch of pinks also being caught.

The bag limit for sockeye is three per day and six in possession. For coho, it is one per day and one in possession. The limit for humpies depends on their size. it is six per day and six in possession for fish 16 inches or longer, and 10 per day, 10 in possession for those shorter than that.

And though sockeye salmon fishing on the Upper Kenai River, Russian River Confluence Area, and Russian River is closed, fishing for coho in those waters is open.

Meanwhile, the Department is reporting that on the Kasilof River the sockeye fishing has slowed down. Bag and possession limits are six per day, 12 in possession, however, no more than two per day and two in possession may be a coho salmon.

Fishing for silvers on the Kasilof River is improving and considered fair.

For rainbow trout fishermen on the Kenai River, the department says the fishing has been good to excellent. Likewise, lake fishing for trout is very good with pretty much any lure, dry or wet flies, small spoons, spinners or bait.