KENAI -- A recent pulse of sockeye salmon through the lower Kenai River is good news for people fishing the area, but official expect the numbers to drop considerably next week.
The push of sockeye numbered nearly 900,000 by July 23, and Alaska Fish and Game officials allowed anglers to keep six per day.
But the Peninsula Clarion reports the bulk of the main run is over.
Jason Pawluk, fish and game assistant area management biologist, says offshore testing indicators recently dropped significantly.
Anglers will have to wait for the next big run, which is usually of pink salmon the second week of August.