Just thought I'd post since it hasn't made the news.
ADFG is projecting less than 22,500 Kings, so ESSN time is now limited in August.
They projected over 22,500 Kings for most of July before letting ESSN's out of restrictions, however projections only dipped below 22,500 kings for a day or two before going back into restrictions, despite the fact that escapements (and projections) are increasing due in part to the smaller tide set.
Some people feel that the ESSN's are paying the price for the bonk-fest that went on inriver. I see their point, but don't necessarily feel that way (because I think the inriver guys should live and bonk well. I'm just disappointed that people can't accept the scientific 15,000-30,000 MSY goal that most biologists agree is a healthy goal given the territorial and density dependent nature of Chinook Salmon, and the relative limited spawning area in the Kenai River.