Spoke to the lead chinook bio in Soldotna about the early run research planned for 2010. Pretty interesting stuff.

They've got 350 radio transmitters available to implant (trans-esophageal) into every fish caught in the tidewater test net.

Early run kings will be sampled for age, sex, length, run-timing, and DNA.

So if anyone catches a Kenai king this season (yes, even into July) sporting an antenna sticking out of its throat/mouth, make sure you contact ADFG about recovery of the transmitter.