Heads up.... Kenai king research
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.
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone."
The KeenEye MD