Alaska Outdoor Digest

The source for important, timely news on hunting, fishing and the outdoors in Alaska.

Sockeye run limping to finish
The late sockeye run on the Kenai has gained some late momentum this week. Several days of 30,000 to 40,000 fish per day into the river is moving the run closer to its million fish minimum escapement. The jury is still out on whether this was a small or... Read more
Lower Kenai filling with red salmon
By Lee Leschper They showed up after all. What was shaping up as the worst sockeye run in several decades is now building to what Alaskan anglers expect and count on.  That is, daily new surges of 50,000 or more salmon per day, so both dip netting and sport... Read more
Wait for Kenai sockeye continues, ADF&G curtails commercial fishing
Will this be the year the sockeye never came back to the Kenai? Sockeye salmon fishermen on the Kenai River at still playing a waiting game.  That is, waiting for the big surge of late run sockeye salmon that usually fills the river by now.  And fills both stringers... Read more
Strong Russian sockeye run provides great fishing
By Lee Leschper Defining recent trends, this year’s early Russian River run of sockeye salmon continues strong and steady, blessing eager anglers with limits now up to six fish a day. ADF&G raised the daily bag limit on the Russian and the Upper Kenai to six per day and... Read more