Did anybody read the Clarion article today about the Kenai king EO for July? Buried in the article was this gem.....
During the Kasilof River's early run of king salmon, managers aim to hit a target of between
650-1,700 naturally produced king salmon in the river. As of June 24, just 289 non hatchery
king salmon had been counted at the river's weir at Crooked Creek.
Can anyone tell me why 6 days out of the week naturally produced kings were allowed to be caught and released and 1 day of the week they could be killed? What are they thinking at ADFG? The Kasilof king's numbers are less than half of the target goal and opportunity has been allowed 7 days of the week. On the other hand, the Kenai will exceed the lower escapement goal and there's zero opportunity for sport anglers. How can anyone figure out these two completely different approaches to king salmon management to rivers 15 miles apart. Inconsistent and frustrating. They either both need to be shut down, or both should be open.