by Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish in Anchorage, Alaska .
Written in English
A creel survey was conducted on the Kenai River between the Soldotna Bridge and Cook Inlet from 19 May through 31 July 1992. The recreational fishery in this section of the Kenai River is primarily targeting on chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. The estimated angler-effort and harvest during the early (May and June) chinook salmon run were 54,330 angler-hours and 1,365 chinook salmon, respectively. The estimated angler-effort and harvest during the late (July) chinook salmon run were 187,415 angler-hours and 6,680 chinook salmon, respectively. Inseason restrictions to the recreational fisheries were issued for conservation reasons during both runs. Unguided anglers exerted 58.0% of the total effort and took 39.2% of the chinook salmon harvest while guided anglers exerted 42.0% of the effort and harvested 60.8% of the chinook salmon. Inriver return, estimated using dual beam sonar, was 10,087 fish during the early run and 30,314 fish during the late run. Age and sex composition of the recreational harvest and the inriver return are also presented.
|Other titles||Federal aid in sport fish restoration (Alaska)|
|Statement||by S.L. Hammarstrom.|
|Series||Fishery data series -- no. 93-40.|
|Contributions||Alaska. Division of Sport Fish.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 47 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|