SOLDOTNA -- Restrictions have been placed on catching early-run king salmon in the Kenai River.
KSRM radio reports that the run is well below average, similar to the runs of 2009 and 2010.
The Department of Fish and Game has restricted fishing from a regulatory marker located 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek, upstream to the outlet of Skilak Lake, and in the Moose River from its confluence with the Kenai River upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge.
The restrictions begin today and run through July 14th.
Only king salmon that are less than 20 inches in length or more than 55 inches in length will be allowed to be kept. Fish and Game also says bait will not be allowed, beginning today.