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Daily limit for red salmon increases on Russian, Upper Kenai rivers

Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Roberts, from central Montana, works on his line before wetting it in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A fisherman takes his fish towards the ferry after an afternoon of fishing the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Roberts, from central Montana, works on his line before wetting it in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A fisherman takes his fish towards the ferry after an afternoon of fishing the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Roberts, from central Montana, works on his line before wetting it in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Jake Laumbattus of Oxford Mississippi, aligns the Russian River ferry in preparation for crossing the river, Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A fisherman takes his fish towards the ferry after an afternoon of fishing the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Fishermen, done fishing for the day, board the Russian River ferry Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Jake Laumbattus of Oxford Mississippi, aligns the Russian River ferry in preparation for crossing the river, Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams, of Eagle River (left) and David Brown of Anchorage ply the waters of the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Fishermen, done fishing for the day, board the Russian River ferry Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams prepares his line for another cast Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Jake Laumbattus of Oxford Mississippi, aligns the Russian River ferry in preparation for crossing the river, Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams, of Eagle River (left) and David Brown of Anchorage ply the waters of the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Daniel Furrer of Switzerland, washes his salmon before filleting Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Fishermen, done fishing for the day, board the Russian River ferry Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams prepares his line for another cast Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Konrad Sigg of Switzerland cleans the salmon he caught in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams, of Eagle River (left) and David Brown of Anchorage ply the waters of the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Daniel Furrer of Switzerland, washes his salmon before filleting Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Frank Adams prepares his line for another cast Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Konrad Sigg of Switzerland cleans the salmon he caught in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Daniel Furrer of Switzerland, washes his salmon before filleting Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Konrad Sigg of Switzerland cleans the salmon he caught in the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
A drift boat moves downriver while fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers, just below the confluence Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup
Dozens of fishers cast for salmon on the Russian River Thursday, June 13. The Russian River opened for fishing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Fishers were catching some fish, but the run is still heating up.
Anne Raup

Pack a big cooler if you're headed to the Kenai Peninsula this weekend.

The reds are rushing in, and at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the daily limit for sockeye salmon on the Russian River and Upper Kenai River will increase from three to six, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Friday.

Also increasing is the possession limit, which jumps from three to 12.

More than 23,700 early-run reds have passed the Lower Russian Lake weir, prompting the increases.

The limits are in place upstream from Skilak Lake to Fish & Game regulatory markers about 300 yards upstream of the public boat launch at Sportsman's Landing, and from the mouth of the Russian River upstream to a Fish & Game marker about 600 yards downstream from the Russian River Falls.

 

 



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