The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order on Tuesday opening the Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery 24 hours per day, through 11:59 p.m. Friday.
The area of the Kenai River open to personal-use dipnetting remains the same. A complete description of the area open to dipnetting, along with harvest limits and permit requirements, is found on pages 14 through 17 of the 2015 Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary booklet.
Personal-use dipnet permits can be obtained online at www.adfg.alaska.gov. Dipnetters can also report personal-use harvest online.
Fish and Game has also increased the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Kenai River sport fishery.
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer in the Kenai River downstream of Skilak Lake will be increased to 6 per day, 12 in possession, beginning 12:01 a.m., Wednesday.
This includes the flowing waters of the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to a Fish and Game regulatory marker located at the outlet of Skilak Lake.