We had a great trip to Soldotna and Kenai today. The salmon were still running in the Kenai River and the banks were lined with eager fishermen. At the mouth of the Kenai River fishermen were waist deep in the icy water with their pole nets stretched out hoping a salmon would accidently swim into the net. It seems ineffective to me, but it works!
The rule is you must be on the “shore.” This guy was out in the river paddling along with his net. I think he would be in trouble if Fish & Game showed up!
They said net fishing for pinks is 21 days long. The rule is head of household gets 25 fish, and each member of the household gets 10. Sherry got to pick up one of their nets, she says they’re heavy. Families come down here for a few days of fishing. Camping on the beach. Kids playing in the sand while parents fish.
This is John. He had the afternoon off and decided to get in a little fishing. John said they had lived in Alaska for three years. His wife was hired as a teacher in a school above the Arctic Circle where winters get down to – 60. Then they drove to the Kenai on a trip and loved it. He said the winters are sooooooooo much warmer in the Kenai! He said it only gets down to – 10 (I think he’s crazy.)