The summer is shaping up to be interesting. This recent thread of articles paints a bleak picture of what may be to come. Even NBC Nightly News ran this must see story.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says there are very few king salmon in the water. Officials counted just 32 Thursday.
It’s a phenomenon happening on many rivers in Alaska, but the Kenai is one of the state’s most popular fishing sites, as well as the backbone of the local economy in the summer.
Some fishing guides would rather Fish and Game go to a catch-and-release policy, which they say would still bring in tourists eager to land a king, if only for a few minutes. But Fish and Game says there are too few fish even to allow that.