- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Anglers will again be denied the chance to catch early run king salmon on the Kenai River.

The Peninsula Clarion (https://bit.ly/1EuIpCT) reports the Department of Fish and Game for a second straight year will close king salmon fishing downstream of Slikok (SLY’-kahk) Creek through June 30.

Managers are closing the river upstream of Slikok Creek through July 31.

Sport Fish Division area management biologist Robert Begich says the measures will protect spawning early run kings.

The measures are similar to those taken in 2014.

Anglers will have opportunities to fish for early Kasilof River king salmon. Begich says the Kasilof will be open for catching naturally produced or hatchery fish on Saturdays during May and June.

Fishing will be restricted to a single-hooks and no bait.

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Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, https://www.peninsulaclarion.com

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