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Hopeful News for Kanektok King Salmon

Posted on November 05 2015

Fly fishing for king salmon at Alaska West.
The King. Photo: Tosh Brown.

As many of you are well aware, sport fishing for king salmon on the Kanektok River (home to our Alaska West operation) has been closed for the past two seasons due to low escapement numbers.

However, last season we were excited to report that according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, commercial harvests were considered to be above average. That was really good news.

Today, we have even better news..

According to our sources, sport fishing for king salmon on the Kanektok River will be open for the 2016 season. As of today, the current plan is to open the fishery to catch and release for king salmon, with the potential for a limit of one chinook per day.

Our vote is for an entirely catch and release regulation on Kanektok king salmon. However, regardless of more liberal regulations, Alaska West will remain catch and release only for king salmon.

Interested in fishing for the baddest fish in freshwater? Drop us a line for more information

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