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includes anchor river, Kasilof river, deep creek, ninilchik river, Bishop creek, swanson river, & Resurrection Creek
GeneRAl SeASonS And limitS: Kenai Peninsula fresh waters
(exceptions are listed afterward, by area) incLuSive waterS: 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, artificial lures are allowed in flowing waters of the Kenai Peninsula during September 16–December 31. But watch for more restrictive dates in exceptions listed below and in the Kenai River and its drainages. • In flowing waters, beads fished ahead of flies, lures, or bare hooks must be fixed within 2” of the hook or be free to slide on the entire length of the line or leader.

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Other salmon 16” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 per day/3 in possession only 2 per day/2 in possession may be coho (silver) salmon Other salmon less than 16” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10. per. day/10 .in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . possession Salmon in stocked lakes (p. 19) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in.combination . ......... Rainbow/steelhead trout: (annual limit applies) .... –in flowing waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .open . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 per day/2 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer

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Inlet, except that fish harvested in Cook Inlet salt water south of Bluff Point from October 1–March 31 are not included in the limit. There is an annual limit of 2 rainbow/steelhead trout 20” or longer taken from Kenai Peninsula fresh waters. See page 15 for complete information and special regulations for northern pike.

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42 K Enai p EninsUla F rEsh W atEr E xcEptions
Fresh waters north of the Kenai River: Bishop Creek drainage, including Daniels Creek
• The Bishop Creek drainage is closed year-round to all salmon fishing. • Closed to all fishing April 15–June 14. • In all flowing waters, only unbaited, artificial lures may be used September 16–December 31.

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(if an individual drainage or species is not listed below, then the general seasons and limits shown 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 the outlet of Tustumena Lake:
• Sport fishing from a boat is not allowed August 1–August 15. • September 16–December 31, only unbaited, artificial lures allowed. OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS: King salmon 20” or longer: January 1–June 30, 2 per day/2 in possession, only 1 may Annual limit applies; see page 15. be a wild king salmon recognized by the presence of the adipose fin (fish with an adipose fin may be kept only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) less than 20”: January 1–June 30, 10 per day/10 in possession

Swanson River drainage—flowing waters
• • • •

All flowing waters are closed to all fishing 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 closed year-round to all salmon fishing.

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 filleted or disfigured to prevent adipose finclip recognition, until the fish has been permanently offloaded from a boat or removed from the riverbank fishing site where the fish was hooked and taken from the water.

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• Sport fishing 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 only after fishing from the boat has stopped for the day. • From ADF&G markers at the mouth of Crooked Creek downstream to ADF&G markers near the cutbank, fishing 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 stop a boat’s downstream drift. • September 1–May 15, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed. • January 1–June 30: No person may possess a king salmon that is filleted or disfigured to prevent measurement until the fish has been permanently offloaded from a boat or removed from the riverbank fishing site where the fish 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 may Annual limit applies; see page 15. be a wild king salmon recognized by the presence of the adipose fin (fish with an adipose fin may be kept only on Tuesdays, 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

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Tustumena Lake

Crooked Creek and Coal Creek
• In all flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial 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.

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• Tustumena Lake and tributaries are closed year-round to fishing for sockeye (red) salmon.

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• The entire Anchor River drainage is closed to all fishing January 1–May 21. • In all flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed September 1– December 31. • After taking a king salmon 20” or longer from the Anchor River, a person may not fish for any species of fish 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.

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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. 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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From its mouth upstream to the confluence of the North and South forks:
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS IN 2010: king salmon 20” or longer: less than 20”: all other species: 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 Limits: 1 per day/1 in possession. Annual limit applies; see page 15. Limits: 10 per day/10 in possession 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. 31 Limits are shown on page 41.

Deep Creek drainage

Upstream from the confluence of the North and South forks:
• This section is closed year-round to all salmon fishing. • This section is open to fishing 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 fishing for other species August 1–December 31, following the general bag limits on page 41. • Bridge Creek Reservoir is open to fishing year-round, following bag limits on page 41.

• The entire Deep Creek drainage is closed to all fishing January 1–May 28. • In all flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial 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 fish for any species of fish 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.

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From its mouth upstream approximately 2 miles to ADF&G markers:
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS IN 2010: king salmon 20” or longer: less than 20”: all other species: May 29–31, June 5–7, and June 12–14 Limits: 1 per day/1 in possession. Annual limit applies; see p. 15. Limits: 10 per day/10 in possession May 29–31, June 5–7, June 12–14, and July 1–Dec. 31 Limits are shown 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 flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed September 1–December 31. • The entire Stariski Creek drainage is closed year-round to fishing 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.

Upstream from ADF&G markers:

• This section is closed year-round to all salmon fishing. • This section is open to fishing 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 fishing for other species August 1–December 31, following the general bag limits on page 41. . . . cont’d

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44 Kenai Peninsula fresh water excePtions (cont’d) . . .
Ninilchik River drainage
• The entire Ninilchik River drainage is closed to all fishing January 1–May 28. • In all flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed September 1– December 31. • RETENTION OF RAINBOW/STEElhEAD TROUT IS NOT AllOWED YEAR-ROUND. Rainbow/steelhead trout may not be removed from the water. • In the Ninilchik River, a person may not fillet, mutilate, or otherwise disfigure a king salmon in such a manner that prevents determination whether the fish is a wild or hatchery fish until the person has stopped fishing in the Ninilchik River drainage for the day and has moved more than 100 yards away from the Ninilchik River.

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KENAI LAKE dRAINAGES
GeneRAl SeASonS And limitS: Kenai Lake Drainages
(exceptions are listed afterward, by area) INClUDING: Kenai Lake and all other lakes of the Kenai Lake drainage, and all flowing waters tributary to Kenai Lake (see map below on page 45). • In Kenai Lake, within ¼ mile of all inlet streams, and from the Sterling Hwy. bridge upstream approximately ¼ mile to ADF&G markers located at the outlet of the lake, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed year-round. • In all flowing waters of the Kenai Lake and the Kenai River drainage, beads fished ahead of flies, lures, or bare hooks must be fixed within 2” of the hook, or be free to slide on the entire length of the line or leader. • In all flowing waters of the Kenai Lake drainage, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed year-round.

From its mouth upstream approximately 2 miles to ADF&G markers:
OpEN SEASON AND BAG lImITS IN 2010: wild and hatchery king salmon 20” or longer: less than 20”: hatchery king salmon 20” or longer: less than 20”: all other species: May 29–31, June 5–7, and June 12–14 Limits: 2 per day/2 in possession, only 1 per day and 1 in possession may be a wild king salmon, recognized by the presence of an adipose fin. Annual limit applies; see page 15. Limits: 10 per day/10 in possession (wild or hatchery) July 1–December 31 Limits: 2 per day/2 in possession, each must be hatchery king salmon only, recognized by the missing adipose fin and healed fin clip scar. Annual limit applies; see page 15. Limits: 10 per day/10 in possession. Wild king salmon of any size may not be kept or possessed. May 29–31, June 5–7, June 12–14, and July 1–Dec. 31 Limits are shown on page 41.

Species

Open season

Daily limits

King salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rainbow/steelhead trout:

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–in flowing waters . . . . . . . . . . . . June 11–May 1 . . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 16” long –in unstocked lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . .2 per day/2 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer –in stocked lakes (p. 19). . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . .5 per day/5 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer Arctic char/Dolly Varden: –in flowing waters . . . . . . . . . . . . June 11–May 1 . . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 16” long –in lakes and ponds . . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . .2 per day/2 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer Arctic grayling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lakes. & . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 per day/5 in possession . . . . ponds
open entire year Lake trout: –20” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 per day/2 in possession –less than 20” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .flowing .waters. . . . . . .10 per day/10 in possession ..... ....

Upstream from the ADF&G markers:

• This section is closed year-round to all salmon fishing. • This section is open to fishing 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 fishing for other species August 1–December 31, following the general bag limits on page 41. • English Bay River, from its mouth (including the lagoon) upstream to the outlet of Lower English Bay Lake, is a fly-fishing-only water June 1–July 31. • English Bay River and all lakes and ponds of English Bay River drainage upstream from the outlet of Lower English Bay Lake are closed year-round to all salmon fishing. 

English Bay River drainage

Other finfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .open.June .11–may .1. . . . . . no bag or possession limit ... ... .....

E xcEptions for the Kenai Lake Drainages are listed on page 45:
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Crescent Creek drainage, including Crescent Lake
• Open season in the Crescent Creek drainage, including Crescent Lake, is July 1–May 1. • Daily limits for Arctic grayling are 2 per day/2 in possession. Daily limits for all other species are the same as the general bag limits on page 44. • The Crescent Creek drainage, including Crescent Lake, is closed to all fishing May 2–June 30.

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• In Kenai Lake within ¼ mile of all inlet streams, open season is June 11–May 1. • Daily limits are the same as the general limits in flowing waters on page 44.

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• Open season in that portion of Kenai Lake within ¼ mile above the Sterling Highway bridge at the outlet of the lake is June 11–May 1. • In Kenai Lake, within ¼ mile above the Sterling Highway bridge at the outlet of the lake, daily limits are the same as the general limits in flowing waters on page 44.

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• Open seasons in the Quartz Creek drainage upstream of the Sterling Highway bridge ( Mile 40.9) are June 11–September 14 and November 1–May 1. • Downstream of the Sterling Highway bridge, open season is June 11–May 1.

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ANNUAl lIMITS • RAINBOW/STEElHEAD TROUT

 There is a total annual limit of 2 rainbow/steelhead trout 20” or longer taken from lakes and ponds of the Kenai River drainage.  These fish must be recorded on the back of your license (see
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UPPER KENAI RIVER TRIbUTARIES — between SKILAK LAKE and KENAI LAKE
GeneRAl SeASonS And limitS: Upper Kenai River tributaries
(exceptions are listed afterward, by area)

DOES NOT INClUDE the Russian River, the mainstem Kenai, or Skilak lake
• In all flowing waters, beads fished ahead of flies, lures, or bare hooks must be fixed within 2” of the hook, or be free to slide on the entire length of the line or leader. • In all flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed yearround.

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year Arctic char/Dolly Varden: –in flowing waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 16” long –in lakes and ponds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 per day/2 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer

 There is a total annual limit of 2 rainbow/steelhead trout 20” or longer taken from any lake or pond of Upper Kenai River tributaries.  These fish must be recorded on the back of your license (see page 15).
• Daily limits for Arctic char/Dolly Varden are 5 per day/5 in possession, only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer.

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Arctic grayling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .flowing waters . . . . . . . 5 per day/5 in possession .......... open Lake trout: June 11–May 1 –20” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 per day/2 in possession –less than 20” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 per day/10 in possession

Hidden Lake drainage
hidden Lake creek: • Closed year-round to all salmon fishing. • Open for other species June 11–May 1. • Only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure may be used. hidden Lake: • Closed year-round to burbot fishing. • Open year-round to fishing for lake trout; daily limit is 1 per day/1 in possession, regardless of size.

Other finfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no bag or possession limit

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Cooper Creek
• Open season is June 11–September 14 and November 1–May 1.

the general seasons and limits shown above apply):

Jean Lake Creek
. . . cont’d • Closed year-round to all salmon fishing. 

LOWER KENAI RIVER TRIbUTARIES — COOK INLET upstream to SKILAK LAKE
GeneRAl SeASonS And limitS: Lower Kenai River tributaries
(exceptions are listed afterward, by area)

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• In flowing waters, beads fished ahead of flies, lures, or bare hooks must be fixed within 2” of the hook, or be free to slide on the entire length of the line or leader. • In all flowing waters, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed; see column at right for Moose River exception.

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Coho salmon 16” or longer . . . . . July 1–October 31 . . . . . .3. per. day/3 .in . . . .but only .in combination, . . . . . . . . . . . possession– 2 per day/2 in possession Other salmon 16” or longer . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . . . . may.be coho salmon ... ........... Other salmon less than 16” . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salmon in stocked lakes (p. 19) . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rainbow/steelhead trout: –in flowing waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 11–May 1 . . . . . . 1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 18” long –in lakes and ponds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 per day/2 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer Arctic char/Dolly Varden: –in flowing waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 18” long –in lakes and ponds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 per day/2 in possession only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer open –in stocked lakes (p. 19) . . . . . . . . . . . entire . . . . . . . . . . . 5 per day/5 in possession ..... year only 1 (one) fish 20” or longer Arctic grayling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 per day/5 in possession Lake trout: –20” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 per day/2 in possession –less than 20” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 per day/10 in possession Other finfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no bag or possession limit Coho salmon less than 16”. . . . . July 1–October 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in .combination . ........
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From its confluence with the Kenai River upstream to the upstream edge of the Sterling Highway bridge:
• These waters are fly-fishing-only waters May 15–Aug. 15. • These waters are open to fishing following the Lower Kenai River Mainstem General Seasons and Limits on page 49. • See page 48 for additional restrictions to these waters.

Remainder of drainage:
• These waters are closed year-round to fishing for king salmon. These waters are open to fishing for all other species June 11–May 1, following the daily limits for Lower Kenai tributaries at left. • Multiple hooks and bait are allowed year-round in these waters.

Slikok Creek

• Slikok Creek is closed year-round to fishing for king salmon. • Slikok Creek is closed to all fishing April 15–August 15. • See page 48 for additional restrictions to these waters. • Soldotna Creek from its confluence with the Kenai River upstream about 100 ft to ADF&G markers is open to fishing for all species except king salmon June 11–May 1. • Upstream from the ADF&G markers, all flowing waters are closed year-round to sport fishing. • That portion of the Funny River from its mouth upstream to the Funny River Road bridge is closed to all fishing June 11–August 14. • See page 48 for additional restrictions to these waters. 

Soldotna Creek drainage

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Funny River

the general seasons and limits shown above apply):
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Seasonal boating restrictions on the lower Kenai River near the following tributaries:
A Slikok Creek: From January 1–July 31, the Kenai River from ADF&G markers about 300 yd downstream of the mouth of Slikok Creek upstream to ADF&G markers about 100 yd upstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek is closed to fishing from boats. See column at right and page 47 for additional restrictions near Slikok Creek. B Funny River: From January 1–July 31, the Kenai River from ADF&G markers about 1 mile downstream from the mouth of the Funny River upstream to ADF&G markers about 200 yd upstream from the mouth of the Funny River is closed to fishing from boats. See column at right and page 47 for additional restrictions near the Funny River. C Lower Killey River: From January 1–July 31, the Kenai River from an ADF&G marker about ¾ mile downstream of the mouth of the Lower Killey River upstream to an ADF&G marker about 1 mile upstream from the mouth of the Lower Killey River is closed to fishing from boats. See column at right for additional restrictions near the Lower Killey River. D Centennial Campground: From May 15 to the end of the king salmon season (or July 31, whichever is later), the Kenai River from ADF&G markers 250 yd downstream from the upper breakwater at the Centennial Campground boat launch upstream to the Sterling Highway bridge in Soldotna is closed to fishing from boats. E Morgan’s Hole: From May 15 to the end of the king salmon season (or July 31, whichever is later), the Kenai River from an ADF&G marker about 100 yd downstream from the landing at Morgan’s Hole (river mile 31) upstream to an ADF&G marker at the north section line of Section 28, T5N, R9W, Seward Meridian is closed to fishing from boats. F Moose River: From May 15 to the end of the king salmon season (or July 31, whichever is later), the Kenai River within a 100-yd radius of the mouth of the Moose River is closed to fishing from boats. See page 47 for additional restrictions near the Moose River. G Skilak Outlet: From August 1–December 31, the Kenai River from the swan sanctuary sign at the outlet of Skilak Lake downstream approximately 3 miles to the corresponding swan ...cont’d

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Skilak Lake

sanctuary sign near river mile 47, fishing from an anchored vessel is prohibited. “Anchored vessel” means using an anchor or any device other than oars, paddles or outboard motor to slow or stop a boat’s downstream drift.

Seasonal king salmon and tackle restrictions on the lower Kenai River near the following tributaries:
A Slikok Creek: From January 1–July 31, the Kenai River from ADF&G markers about 300 yd downstream of the mouth of Slikok Creek upstream to ADF&G markers about 100 yd upstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek is a fly-fishing-only water and is closed to fishing for king salmon. See column at left and page 47 for additional restrictions near Slikok Creek. B Funny River: From January 1–July 31, the Kenai River from ADF&G markers about 1 mile downstream from the mouth of the Funny River upstream to ADF&G markers about 200 yd upstream from the mouth of the Funny River is a fly-fishing-only water and is closed to fishing for king salmon. See column at left and page 47 for additional restrictions near the Funny River. C Lower Killey River: From January 1–July 31, the Kenai River from an ADF&G marker about ¾ mile downstream of the mouth of the Lower Killey River upstream to an ADF&G marker about 1 mile upstream from the mouth of the Lower Killey River is a fly-fishing-only water and is closed to fishing for king salmon. See column at left for boating restrictions.

Drift-only Mondays downstream of Skilak Lake
Downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake, no one may fish from any motorized vessel on Mondays (except Memorial Day) during May, June, and July. For purposes of this regulation, a motorized vessel is one that has a motor on board. See pages 6 and 7 for additional boating restrictions on the Kenai River.

Seasonal fishing closure between Upper Killey River and Skilak Lake
That portion of the Kenai River between the Upper Killey River and the outlet of Skilak Lake is closed to all fishing May 2–June 10. 

THE LOWER KENAI RIVER MAINSTEM and SKILAK LAKE (cont’d) . . .

G EnEral sEasons and limits : Lower Kenai River mainstem and Skilak Lake
INClUSIVE WATERS: The mainstem Kenai River from its mouth upstream to and including Skilak Lake, except within a ½-mile radius of the upper Kenai River inlet (see page 50 for upper Kenai River regulations).
• • • Salmon may be landed only with the aid of a landing net or by hand. No gaffs are allowed.
No person, after taking a king salmon 20” or longer from the Kenai River, may, on that same day, fish from a boat for any species of fish in the Kenai River downstream from Skilak Lake.

Species

Open season

Daily limits

King salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20” or longer: –mouth of Kenai River to Soldotna bridge . . . . . . . . . January 1–June 30 . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 46” or 55” or longer  Annual limit applies; July 1–July 31 . . . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession see page 15. 20” or longer –Soldotna bridge upstream to Skilak Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 1–July 14. . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 46” or 55” or longer  Annual limit applies; July 15–July 31 . . . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession see page 15. 20” or longer –in Skilak lake . . . . . . . . . . . .cLoseD.to. all king salmon ...... . Coho salmon 16” or longer . . July 1–November 30 . . . . . . 3 per day/3.in .possession–in ........ . ..........
combination, but only 2 per

January 1–July 14: No person may possess a king salmon that is filleted or disfigured to prevent measurement until the fish has been permanently offloaded from a boat or removed from the riverbank fishing site where the fish was hooked and taken from the water. • All Kenai River king salmon 55” or longer must be sealed within 3 days of harvest by ADF&G staff in the Soldotna Office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road; Soldotna, Alaska; (907) 262-9368. • After taking a bag limit of coho (silver) salmon from the Kenai River, a person may not fish in the Kenai River downstream from the Soldotna Bridge on that same day. • There are special bank access regulations on the Kenai River. See pages 52 and 53 for complete information. See pages 54 and 55 for public access points on the Kenai River. Kenai River gear restrictions • In flowing waters, beads fished ahead of flies, lures, or bare hooks must be fixed within 2” of the hook or be free sliding on the entire length of the line or leader. See page 15 for additional information. • Selected areas near tributary streams have special tackle and king salmon regulations that override the gear restrictions below. See page 48 for a complete listing. • The following gear restrictions apply to the remainder of the flowing waters of the mainstem Kenai River outside the tributary stream areas listed on page 48: ○ January 1–June 30: Only one unbaited, single-hook lure is allowed. ○ July 1–July 31: Bait is allowed, but anglers must still use only one single-hook lure. ○ August 1–August 31: Bait and multiple hooks are allowed on the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G marker at Skilak Lake. ○ September 1–November 30: Bait and multiple hooks are allowed on the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to the Upper Killey River. ○ September 1–December 31: Only unbaited, single-hook, artificial lures are allowed on the Kenai River from the Upper Killey River upstream to an ADF&G marker at Skilak Lake. ○ December 1–December 31: Only unbaited, artificial lures are allowed on the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to the Upper Killey River. • In Skilak Lake, except within a ½ mile of the upper Kenai River inlet (see page 50), multiple hooks and bait are allowed year-round.
. . . continued

Sockeye (red) and chum day/2 in possession may be salmon 16” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . coho . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. .31 . . . . salmon through . . . . Pink salmon 16” or longer . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . .6 per day/6 in possession

Chum, pink, or sockeye salmon less than 16” . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . . . .per .day/10 in. possession .. ...... ........ 10 King salmon less than 20” . . . . January 1–July 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rainbow/steelhead trout: –from mouth of Kenai River . . . . .June 11–May 1 . . . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession upstream to Skilak Lake, must be less than 18” long including Skilak Lake Arctic char/Dolly Varden: –from mouth of Kenai River . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . .1 per day/1 in possession upstream to Skilak Lake, must be less than 18” long including Skilak Lake Arctic grayling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . .5 per day/5 in possession Lake trout: –20” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . .2 per day/2 in possession –less than 20” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . .10 per day/10 in possession Other finfish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . entire year . . . . . . . . . . no bag or possession limit

Coho salmon less than 16” . . July 1–November 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .in .combination . ........

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THE UPPER KENAI RIVER MAINSTEM and RUSSIAN RIVER
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Unrestricted horsepower 5 mph maximum, no wake area
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GeneRAl SeASonS And limitS: Upper Kenai River & Russian River
incLuSive waterS: The mainstem Kenai River, from waters of Skilak Lake within a ½-mile radius of the river inlet upstream to the Sterling Highway bridge at the outlet of Kenai Lake, including the Russian River drainage. • Salmon may be landed only with the aid of a landing net or by hand. • In flowing waters, beads fished ahead of flies, lures, or bare hooks must be fixed within 2” of the hook or be free to slide on the entire length of the line or leader. See page 15. • Only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure is allowed year-round. The gap between point and shank must be ⅜” or less. • After taking a bag limit of coho salmon 16” or longer from the Kenai River, a person may not fish in the Kenai River downstream from the Soldotna Bridge on that same day. • Only (1) one coho salmon may be taken from the Russian River and Sanctuary Area (see page 51). • See pages 6 and 7 for motorboat restrictions and page 53 for seasonal bank closures.

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Coho salmon 16” or longer . . . . .July 1–October 31 . . . . 3 . . . day/3.in .possession–in . per . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Upper Kenai river BanK protection Zone near the Ferry

Sockeye (red) and chum day/2 in possession may be salmon 16” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .open . . . . . . . . . . . . . .salmon . . . . . . .Aug. .31 .... coho . . . . . through . . . .
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Coho salmon less than 16” . . . . .July 1–October 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rainbow/steelhead trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 16” Arctic char/Dolly Varden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 per day/1 in possession must be less than 16” open Arctic grayling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June.11. . . . . . . . . . . 5 per day/5 in possession ... .
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Upper Kenai river MainsteM and rUssian river Gear restrictions

 

Unbaited, single-hook, artificial lures only: The maximum gap allowed between point and shank is ⅜”. Single hook means a fish hook with one point, with or without a barb.

Upper Kenai river Motor Use restriction
Between markers located at the outlet of Kenai Lake downstream to approximately river mile 80.7, a person may not sport fish from a vessel during motor use or after a motor has been used to propel that vessel on that same day.

Lake trout: may 1 –20” or longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 per day/2 in possession –less than 20” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 per day/10 in possession Other finfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .no bag or possession limit

E xcEptions

for the Kenai/Russian River confluence area and the Russian River drainage are listed below on page 51.
. . . cont’d

Pink salmon 16” or longer . . . . . . . . . .June.11. . . . . . . . . . . 6 per day/6 in possession ... . Chum, pink, or sockeye may 1 salmon less than 16” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10. per. day/10 . . possession . . . . . . . . in . . . . . . . .

Bank protection zone: During July 1–August 15, the north bank of the Kenai River between markers at river mile 73.5 and 73.6, just downstream of the boat launch at Sportsman’s Landing, is closed to all fishing, except that a person can fish in this area from a boat that is located more than 10 ft from shore and not connected to the shore in any way. See page 53.

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Species
Cooper Lake

Open season

Daily limits

King salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cLoseD ....
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Russian River flowing waters
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fly-fishing-only season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 11–august 20 Sockeye salmon 16” or longer: June 11–August 20 Coho salmon 16” or longer: July 1– Oct. 31

B Sanctuary area:

3 per day/3 in possession– in combination, but only 2 per day/2 in possession may be coho salmon through Aug. 31

Waters upstream from ADF&G markers placed just downstream of the ferry crossing on the Kenai River to ADF&G markers about 300 yd upstream of the public boat launch at Sportsman’s Landing (including the waters around the upstream end of the island in front of the Russian River mouth), and the Russian River from its mouth upstream about 100 yd to ADF&G markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . open July 15–May 1 fly-fishing-only season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15–august 20 Sockeye salmon 16” or longer: July 15–August 20 Coho salmon 16” or longer: July 15–Oct. 31

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Upper and Lower Russian lakes
• Upper and Lower Russian lakes are closed year-round to all salmon fishing. • Open season for all other species in Upper and Lower Russian lakes is year-round. • Daily limit for rainbow/steelhead trout: 2 per day/2 in possession, only 1 (one) 20” or longer. • Daily limit for Dolly Varden: 2 per day/2 in possession, only 1 (one) 20” or longer. 

3 per day/3 in possession– in combination, but only 1 per day/1 in possession may be coho salmon

C The Russian River from 100 yd upstream of its mouth

to an ADF&G marker 600 yd downstream of the falls . . . . . . . open June 11–May 1 fly-fishing-only season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 11–august 20 Sockeye salmon 16” or longer: June 11–August 20 Coho salmon 16” or longer: July 1–Sept. 30

Gear in fLy-fiShinG-onLy waterS
• One unweighted, single-hook, unbaited fly with gap between point and shank of ⅜” or less is allowed. The fly must weigh less than ¼ oz. Artificial flies are defined on page 5. • If weights are used, they must be at least 18” ahead of the fly. • Beads not attached to the fly are not allowed in fly-fishing-only waters.

3 per day/3 in possession– in combination, but only 1 per day/1 in possession may be coho salmon

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near JiM’s landing—north bank from river mile 69.7 to an adf&g marker just downstream of the boat launch at the rUssian riVer FerrY/ sPortsMan’s landing— north bank, upstream of the ferry crossing, between river miles 73.5 and 73.6 cooPer landing boat launch (just past the sterling highway bridge at the outlet of Kenai lake)— south bank near river mile 82.0, from the bridge downstream about 1,000 ft to an adF&g marker

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public access points on the kenai river
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Port of Kenai
Access Rd
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Kalifornsky Beach Rd

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M90
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Kalifornsky Beach Rd

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Murwood Dr

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Centennial Campground
Slikok Ck.

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Swiftwater Campground

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2 PorT of Kenai - city of Kenai - Boat launch 3 Kenai flaTs sTaTe recreaTion siTe - alaska state Parks - day-use Picnic area

9 cenTennial ParK camPground - city of soldotnacampground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch 10 soldotna Visitor’s center - Boardwalk

13 funny river camPground - alaska state Parks campground, day-Use Picnic area cunningham ParK - city of Kenai - day-use Picnic area 14 Morgan’s landing - alaska state Parks - campground, The Pillars - alaska state Parks - Boat launch day-Use Picnic area, Boardwalks ciechansKi - alaska state Parks - day-use Picnic area 15 izaaK WalTon sTaTe recreaTion siTe - alaska state Big eddY - alaska state Parks - day-use Picnic area Parks - campground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch sliKoK creeK - alaska state Parks - day-use Picnic area 16 Bing’s landing - alaska state Parks - campground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch 17 loWer sKilaK laKe - Kenai national Wildlife refugecampground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch

Gas Well Rd

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11 soldoTna creeK ParK - city of soldotna - day-use Picnic area, Boardwalk access 12 sWifTWaTer camPground - city of soldotnacampground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch, Boardwalk access

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18 uPPer sKilaK laKe - Kenai national Wildlife refugecampground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch 19 hidden laKe - Kenai national Wildlife refugecampground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch 20 JiM’s landing - Kenai national Wildlife refugeday-Use Picnic area, Boat launch 21 Kenai national wildliFe reFUge Visitor’s informaTion cenTer 22 sTerling highWay milePosT 57 PullouT 23 russian river / sPortsMan’s landingU.s. Forest service - Foot-traffic Ferry, Boat launch, day-use Picnic area 24 russian river camPground - u.s. forest servicecampground, day-Use Picnic area
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Moose Ck.
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Lower Skilak Campground Road
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Boat Launch

Campground

Upper Killey River
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Upper Skilak Lake Rd

Skilak Lake
2 Miles

18 X# # V Upper Skilak " Lake Campground

25 cooPer creeK camPground - u.s. forest service - campground 26 cooPer landing - alaska state ParksBoat launch 27 quarTz creeK camPground - u.s. forest service - campground, day-Use Picnic area, Boat launch 28 crescenT creeK camPground - u.s. Forest service - campground, day-Use Picnic area 29 Trail river camPground - u.s. forest service - campground, day-Use Picnic area 30 PTarmigan creeK camPground - u.s. Forest service - campground, day-Use Picnic area 31 Primrose camPground - campground, Boat launch There are many private facilities as well; contact the city’s Chamber of Commerce or Visitor’s Center.
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Rabbit Run Rd
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25 Cooper 24 Creek Russian River Campground Campground Cooper Lower Ck. Russian Lake

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kenai river

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