The waters of the Kenai River are closed at the source of the Lower Kelly River and all of the Kenai River branch streams are closed from May 1 through June 10 to protect trout.
In Kaslov, the report states that steelhead fishing is slowing, and that not all rainbow trout and steelhead trout should be removed from the water and released immediately.
The report indicates that the hunting of hooligans is increasing. Alaskans with valid fishing licenses are encouraged to fish at the Kenai Flats State Recreation Site at Warren Ames Bridge or in Cunningham Park off the Beaver Loop.
The report states that fishing along the shores of Cook Inlet south of the Kenai River is good.
The lakes of different regions should soon be ice-free and should be good for fishing rainbow trout, arctic char, arctic gray and landlocked salmon, according to the report. Sport Lake and Johnson Lake stocked rainbow trout this week. The department recommends using dry or wet flies such as the egg-sucking leech, nymph head bead, or mosquito pattern; teaspoons and deer size #0 or #2; Or a little bait under the popper.
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Crooked Creek, Kasilof River boat launch, Pillar boat launch, Bing’s Landing campground and boat launch, Johnson Lake West loop camp, Deep Creek, Clam Gulch, Anchor River, Striski and Captain Cook recreation sites are open. Centennial Park and Swiftwater Campground are closed until approximately May 2020 for spruce beetle removal.
On the Kasilof River, fishermen are prohibited from keeping naturally produced royal salmon until 11:59pm on June 30. In addition, baits are not permitted on the Kasilof Stream downstream from the Stirling Expressway until 16 May, when at 12:01am only one hook, artificial bait or fly may be used. Maximum sacks and kings of 20 inches or more is two fish produced in hatcheries.
Likewise in Kasilof, it is prohibited to keep naturally produced king salmon downstream from the Stirling Expressway from 12:01 a.m. July 1 to 11:59 p.m. July 31. It is not permissible to use only one artificial bait without bait, and one hook, when sport fishing.
In the Kenai River, downstream fishing for king salmon was restricted and released from 12:01 a.m. July 1 to 11:59 p.m. July 31. Only one uncapped hook, one hook, and King Salmon are restricted to use while fishing from the Kenai River Estuary upstream to the ADF&G regulatory tag at the Skilak Lake outlet.
It is prohibited to keep any type of fish in East Mackey, West Mackey, Sevena, Union and Derks lakes for the entire 2022 season.
The maximum bag and possession of Arctic char and Dolly Varden in Lake Stormy is one fish under 16 inches for the 2022 season.
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