- ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In coming weeks, thousands of Alaskans will descend on the Kenai River with over-sized nets and one goal in mind - getting the annual limit of 25 red salmon per head of household and more for dependents. The Anchorage Daily News says the Kenai personal-use dipnet fishery opens Tuesday and lasts through the end of the month. Department of Fish and Game officials say last year more than 34,500 personal use permits were issued for Upper Cook Inlet, with about 90 percent of the sockeye salmon caught at the mouth of the Kenai. Fish and Game biologist Pat Shields says this year's run looks typical. But, he says, it is still too early to make any meaningful predictions.
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