I'm a 30 year Fairbanksan and I've always fished interior, Copper Basin, and Valdez. My wife goes to a dog show in Kenai each year in early July and my work schedule is finally going to allow me to go along this year. I've never set foot on the Kenai before so I've been doing quite a bit of research. I've got some recommendations for fishing spots from a coworker who has relatives in the area and I think I've got a good trip plan with alternatives for the unexpected, but I have a few questions that I'm hoping folks here can help with.
1. As I read the regs for the lower Kenai mainstem (page 69 in the reg book) during July a fisher can keep 10 sockeye under 16 inches and (or is it or?) 3 sockeye over 16 inches. What's not clear is whether that's AND (for a total of 13 fish), or OR (choose between 10 smaller or 3 larger, but not both).
2. Recommendations for flash freeze facilities (like Easyfreeze in Valdez)?
3. Two different people have told me that Petersen Lake and Kelly Lake are good fishing spots. I can find them on google earth, but can't find any info on fishing there. They're not on ADF&G stocked lake list, and I can't tell whether they're hydrologically connected to any major river systems. If I stopped there, what kind of fish should I expect to find/rig for?
4. My wife wants me to book a king charter (I prefer reds in the freezer). I know my chances are really slim of even finding one this late, but if I decided to try, any recommendations?
Thanks in advance for any info.