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Kenai Regional Fishing Regs

Kenai Regional Fishing Regs

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Kenai Peninsula fresh waters regulations including Anchor River, Kasilof River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, Bishop Creek, Swanson River, & Resurrection Creek.
Kenai Peninsula fresh waters regulations including Anchor River, Kasilof River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River, Bishop Creek, Swanson River, & Resurrection Creek.

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kenai river/kenai peninsula
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All fresh waters of the Kenai Peninsula, including Upper and Lower 
 
Summit lakes (excluding the Kenai River drainage and North Gulf Coast freshwater drainages).• Only unbaited, articial lures are allowed in owing waters of the Kenai Peninsula duringSeptember 16–December 31.
But
watch for more restrictive dates in exceptions listed belowand in the Kenai River and its drainages.
 
In owing waters, beads shed ahead of ies, lures, or bare hooks must be xed within 2” of the hook or be free to slide on the entire length of the line or leader.
King salmon
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but see excetions for Dee Cr., Anchor R., Kasiof R. and Ninichik R.
Other salmon 16” or longer
. . . . . . . . . . ................
3 per day/3 in possession
ony 2 er day/2 in ossessionay be coho (siver) saon 
Other salmon less than 16”
. . . . . . . . . . ....................................
Salmon in stocked lakes
(p. 19) ...........................................
Rainbow/steelhead trout:
 
(annua iit aies)
–in owing waters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................2 per day/2 in possession
ony 1 (one) sh 20” or onger 
–in lakes and ponds
................................5 per day/5 in possession
ony 1 (one) sh 20” or onger 
Arctic char/Dolly Varden:
–in owing waters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................2 per day/2 in possession
–in lakes and ponds
................................5 per day/5 in possession
Arctic grayling
....................................5 per day/5 in possession
Lake trout:
20or longer .....................................2 per day/2 in possession–less than 20”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..............10 per day/10 in possession
Other nsh
......................................no bag or possession limit
 
A total annual limit of 5 king salmon 20” or longer may be taken from fresh watersof Cook Inlet north of the latitude of Point Adam, and from salt waters of CookInlet,
except
that sh harvested in Cook Inlet salt water south of Bluff Point fromOctober 1–March 31 are not included in the limit.
 
There is an annual limit of 2 rainbow/steelhead trout 20” or longer taken fromKenai Peninsula fresh waters.
 
See page 15 for complete information and special regulations for northern pike.
 
10 er day/10 in ossessionin cobination 
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GeneRAl SeASonS And limitS:
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& Resurrection Creek 
 
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i an individualdrainage or species is not listed below, then the general seasons and limitsshown on page 41 apply):
Kasilof River (excluding Crooked Creek, Coal Creek, and Tustumena
Lake and its tributaries)
cont’d...
From the Sterling Highway Bridge upstream to ADF&G markers located at theoutlet of Tustumena Lake:
Sport shing from a boat is not allowed August 1–August 15.September 16–December 31, only unbaited, articial lures allowed.
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS:
King salmon 20” or longer:
January 1–June 30, 2 per day/2 in possession, only 1 maybe a wild king salmon recognized by the presence of theadipose n (
sh with an adiose n ay be ket ony onTuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
)
less than 20”:
January 1–June 30, 10 per day/10 in possession
Annual limit applies; see page 15.
Fresh waters north of the Kenai River:
Bishop Creek drainage, including Daniels Creek
The Bishop Creek drainage is
cosed year-round to a samon shing.Cosed to a shing
April 15–June 14.In all owing waters, only unbaited, articial lures may be used September 16–December 31.
Swanson River drainage—owing waters
All owing waters are
cosed to a shing
April 15–June 14.Daily limit for rainbow/steelhead trout is 5 per day/5 in possession (only one 20” or longer).Bait is allowed year-round in the Swanson River drainage.Sucker Creek is
cosed year-round to a samon shing.
Fresh waters south of the Kenai River:
Kasilof River (excluding Crooked Creek, Coal Creek, and Tustumena
Lake and its tributaries)
No person may possess a king salmon that is lleted or disgured to prevent adipose nclip
recognition, until the sh has been permanently ofoaded from a boat or removed from the
riverbank shing site where the sh was hooked and taken from the water.
From its mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge:
Sport shing from a motorized boat is not allowed January 1–July 31. Motors 10 hp or less
may be used only downstream of Trujillo’s Landing,
and ony after sing from te boat as
stoed for the day.
From ADF&G markers at the mouth of Crooked Creek downstream to ADF&G markers near the cutbank, shing from an anchored boat is prohibited January 1–June 30.“Anchoring” means using an anchor or any device other than oars or paddles to slow or stopa boat’s downstream drift.September 1–May 15, only one unbaited,
sgl- 
, articial lure is allowed.
January 1–June 30: No person may possess a king salmon that is lleted or disgured to
prevent measurement until the sh has been permanently ofoaded from a boat or removedfrom the riverbank shing site where the sh was hooked and taken from the water.
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS:
King salmon 20” or longer:
January 1–June 30, 2 per day/2 in possession, only 1 maybe a wild king salmon recognized by the presence of theadipose n (
sh with an adiose n ay be ket ony onTuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
)July 1–July 31, 1 per day/1 in possession
less than 20”:
January 1–July 31, 10 per day/10 in possession
Rainbow/steelhead trout:
NO RETENTION AllOWED YEAR-ROUND.
Rainbow/
 
steelhead trout may not be removed from the water.
. . . cont’d 
Annual limit applies; see page 15.
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Public boat launchShore fishing access with parkingClosed to all fishing Jan. 1 - July 31Catch-and-release for rainbow/steelhead trout;rainbow/steelhead trout may not be removed from waterClosed to king salmon fishing July 1 - Dec. 31
012Miles
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kenai river/kenai peninsula
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Crooked Creek and Coal Creek
In all owing waters, only one unbaited,
single-hook 
, articial lure is allowed September 1–
 
December 31.Open season is August 1–December 31.
NO RETENTION 
of rainbow/steelhead trout is allowed year-round.Rainbow/steelhead trout may not be removed from the water.Daily limits for other species are shown under General Seasons and Limits on page 41.
Tustumena Lake and tributaries
Tustumena Lake and tributaries are
closed year-round to shing for sockeye (red)
salmon.
Anchor River drainage
The entire Anchor River drainage is
cosed to a shing
January 1–May 21.
In all owing waters, only one unbaited,
single-hook 
, articial lure is allowed September 1–
 
December 31.After taking a king salmon 20” or longer from the Anchor River, a person may not sh for anyspecies of sh in either the Anchor River or Deep Creek on that same day.
RETENTION OF RAINBOW/STEElhEAD TROUT IS NOT AllOWED YEAR-ROUND
.
Rainbow/steelhead trout may not be removed from the water.
From its mouth upstream to the conuence of the North and South forks:
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS IN 2010:
 
kg slm
May 22–24, May 26, May 29–31, June 2, June 5–7, June 9,
 
June 12–14, June 16, June 19–21, and June 23
 
20”  lg:
Limits: 1 per day/1 in possession. Annual limit applies; see page 15.
 
lss  20”:
Limits: 10 per day/10 in possession
 
 all  sps:
 
May 22–24, May 26, May 29–31, June 2, June 5–7, June 9,
 
June 12–14, June 16, June 19–21, June 23, and July 1–Dec. 31Limits are shown on page 41.
Upstream from the conuence of the North and South forks:
This section is
cosed year-round to a samon shing.
This section is open to shing for rainbow/steelhead trout August 1–December 31, but
rainbow/steelhead trout
mAY NOT BE 
retained or removed from the water.This section is open to shing for other species August 1–December 31, following the generalbag limits on page 41.Bridge Creek Reservoir is open to shing year-round, following bag limits on page 41.
Stariski Creek drainage
From its mouth upstream to the Sterling Hwy. bridge, open season is
July 1–December 31
.Upstream of the Sterling Hwy. bridge, open season is
August 1–December 31.
In all owing waters, only one unbaited,
single-hook 
, articial lure is allowed
September 1–December 31.
The entire Stariski Creek drainage is closed year-round to shing for king salmon.
Other salmon may be taken only from its mouth upstream to the Sterling Hwy. bridge.
RETENTION OF RAINBOW/STEElhEAD TROUT IS NOT AllOWED YEAR-ROUND
.
Rainbow/steelhead trout may not be removed from the water.
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Cook  Inlet 
Anchor Point
Closed to salmon fishing. Open for other fish Aug. 1–Dec. 31.Open for king salmon and other fish May 22–24, May 26, May 29–31, June 2,June 5–7, June 9, June 12–14, June 16, June 19–21, and June 23.Open for fish other than king salmon July 1–Dec. 31.
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Anchor River Sonar/Weir: closed to fishing within 300 ft.
Rainbow/steelhead trout may not be retained, possessed, or removed from the water.
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Deep Creek drainage
The entire Deep Creek drainage is
cosed to a shing
January 1–May 28.
In all owing waters, only one unbaited,
single-hook 
, articial lure is allowed September 1–
 
December 31.No more than 2 (two) king salmon 20” or longer may be taken each year from Deep Creek.After taking a king salmon 20” or longer from Deep Creek, a person may not sh for any spe
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cies of sh in either Deep Creek or the Anchor River on that same day.
RETENTION OF RAINBOW/STEElhEAD TROUT IS NOT AllOWED YEAR-ROUND
.
Rainbow/steelhead trout may not be removed from the water.
From its mouth upstream approximately 2 miles to ADF&G markers:
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS IN 2010:
 
kg slm
May 29–31, June 5–7, and June 12–14
 
20”  lg:
Limits: 1 per day/1 in possession. Annual limit applies; see p. 15.
 
lss  20”:
Limits: 10 per day/10 in possession
 
 all  sps:
 
May 29–31, June 5–7, June 12–14, and July 1–Dec. 31
 
Limits are shown on page 41.
Upstream from ADF&G markers:
This section is
cosed year-round to a samon shing.
This section is open to shing for rainbow/steelhead trout August 1–December 31, but rain
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bow/steelhead trout
mAY NOT BE 
retained or removed from the water.This section is open to shing for other species August 1–December 31, following the generalbag limits on page 41.
. . . cont’d 

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