I have taken my first look at Kenai River sport fish king salmon proposals. I am not anti-guide by any means but I am absolutly astounded by the greed and ignorance evidenced by several of the proposals submitted by guides. Totally unbelievable! This is not going to help your reputation guides: Opening up known spawning and staging areas that have been closed for years; starting off the much distressed early run with the use of bait; doing away with the early run slot limit; allowing guided fishing 24 hours per day during parts of the season; allowing guided fishing on Sundays; and allowing the use of treble hooks. And there are more. The above are by individual guides and I certainly hope that the guides association takes a strong stand againt these.
Thankfully there a couple guides out there who understand what is going on and have a concern for the resource. Kudos to you guys and your more consevative proposals, one which would introduce the slot limit to the late run.
I'll provide a link to the Upper Cook Inlet proposals on my next post as I have to go retrieve it.