June 18, 2019 @ 1:01 PM
The bag limit on the Russian River and Upper Kenai from Skilak Lake to markers 300 yards upstream from Sportsman’s Landing will increase to nine fish per day starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday June 19. 45,000 Sockeye have been counted past the weir on the Russian River since June 7. That’s more than were counted in last year’s entire run. The escapement goal for the run is 22-42,000 sockeye. With the surplus available, sport fishers get a bonus. The 9 fish limit will remain in effect through July 7.