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    Wow! Best 1st day ever for the Kasilof sockeye counter! Hurray!

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/FishCo...&SpeciesID=420

    Yes, I am making a point to be annoyingly positive. Hoping it's contagious

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    Happy Father's Day, tb.... and good fishin' tomorrow.

    2015 News Release #4


    Title:Open set and drift gillnetting in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict
    Publication Date:6/21/15 11:00 AM
    Location:Central Region-Cook Inlet-Upper Cook Inlet .
    Species Type:Salmon .
    Gear Type:Gillnet .
    Activity:Commercial Fishing .
    Internet Link:http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/ap.../545803537.pdf .
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    The Kasilof got slammed with reds and Kings yesterday! The Guide Boats had a blast, best day of fishing in years. I hope they just keep comming. For every user group!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    [h=1]Happy Father's Day, tb.... and good fishin' tomorrow.
    Thanks Doc

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    Good luck and safe fishing for all. Hopefully, just enough breeze to push em into the webbing for you guys and plenty of in river escapement to keep the guides and sport fishermen with tight lines and big smiles.

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    Because of Kenai chinook conservation, effective July 1 all regular Mon/Thu setnet openers are cancelled, with open fishing periods (up to 36 hr per week) only occurring when specifically announced by EO.

    "Therefore, as a result of the forecast for an inriver run of less than 22,500 king salmon and thesport fishery restricted to no bait, the set gillnet fishery in the Upper Subdistrict is limited to fishingno more than 36-hours per week beginning July 1, 2015, with a weekly 36-hour closure beginningbetween 7:00 p.m. Thursday and 7:00 a.m. With regularly scheduled periods on Mondays and Thursdays no longer in effect, any and all fishing time provided to set gillnets in the UpperSubdistrict may occur only via Emergency Order beginning July 1, 2015."




    With the Kasilof sox coming in like gangbusters, it looks like that commercial EO page is gonna be awfully busy.
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    Kasilof Section taking about 25-35K sox along with 50-70 kings during each daily opener

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...arvest_current
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    Missed this a few days ago...

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/i...n.NR&NRID=2132

    KASILOF RIVER DIPNETTING AREA EXPANDED; SPORT FISHING BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS INCREASED
    Due to a strong return of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, emergency orders have been issued to liberalize the Kasilof River personal use and sport fisheries, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015.
    In the Kasilof River sockeye salmon sport fishery, the bag and possession limit is increased to six (6) per day, and twelve (12) in possession, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015.
    Personal use dipnetting from the shore is allowed in an expanded area from ADF&G markers on the Cook Inlet beaches upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge. Dipnetting from a boat is allowed from ADF&G markers located on the Cook Inlet beaches upstream to ADF&G markers at approximately river mile 3.
    No king salmon may be kept in the Kasilof River personal use salmon fishery. Any king salmon, Dolly Varden, or rainbow/steelhead trout caught while dipnetting must be released immediately. Only Alaskan residents who hold a valid sport fishing license, PID or DAV and a dipnet permit may participate in personal use fisheries.
    The optimal escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 160,000-390,000 sockeye salmon. As of June 29, a total of 139,266 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site. The current escapement level of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the optimal escapement goal.

    For additional information on the Kasilof River personal use fishery, please read pages 14 - 17 of the Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary or call the Anchorage dipnetting hotline at (907) 267-2512.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    Missed this a few days ago...

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/EONR/i...n.NR&NRID=2132

    KASILOF RIVER DIPNETTING AREA EXPANDED; SPORT FISHING BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS INCREASED
    Due to a strong return of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River, emergency orders have been issued to liberalize the Kasilof River personal use and sport fisheries, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015, through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015.
    In the Kasilof River sockeye salmon sport fishery, the bag and possession limit is increased to six (6) per day, and twelve (12) in possession, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015.
    Personal use dipnetting from the shore is allowed in an expanded area from ADF&G markers on the Cook Inlet beaches upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge. Dipnetting from a boat is allowed from ADF&G markers located on the Cook Inlet beaches upstream to ADF&G markers at approximately river mile 3.
    No king salmon may be kept in the Kasilof River personal use salmon fishery. Any king salmon, Dolly Varden, or rainbow/steelhead trout caught while dipnetting must be released immediately. Only Alaskan residents who hold a valid sport fishing license, PID or DAV and a dipnet permit may participate in personal use fisheries.
    The optimal escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 160,000-390,000 sockeye salmon. As of June 29, a total of 139,266 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site. The current escapement level of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the optimal escapement goal.

    For additional information on the Kasilof River personal use fishery, please read pages 14 - 17 of the Southcentral Alaska Sport Fishing Regulation Summary or call the Anchorage dipnetting hotline at (907) 267-2512.
    The terminal fishery is not far off. God help us with this management approach. The leadership in Anchorage is calling the shots again this year. Local staff have been over-ruled on openings and approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerka View Post
    The terminal fishery is not far off. God help us with this management approach.
    It's here... EO'd for tonight thru basically all of tomorrow

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/ap.../564720642.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerka View Post
    The terminal fishery is not far off. God help us with this management approach. The leadership in Anchorage is calling the shots again this year. Local staff have been over-ruled on openings and approach.
    Terminal fishery in again today. Kenai Kings are still strong - inriver projections are likely over 30K, although it is still early. Regardless, I know there is a lot of pressure for ADFG to try a different management approach than the Kasilof terminal fishery (which nearly everyone hates) and right now there is absolutely no reason not to. ADFG does not have to stick to district-wide linked 36-hour ESSN hour limits if they are projecting an inriver run over 22,500 (which they were from basically July 2). Kenai fish have not shown in any real numbers yet, but the southern beaches are effectively harvesting Kasilof Sockeye when fished. IMO Kasilof section should be fishing in some form, whether that is everyone, 1/2 Mi, 600', ANYTHING but the terminal area. Everyone who has inquired about this has been told to contact the Commfish Director, so I would say that is who is making this call.

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