Caution High Water Levels On The Russian River

first_imgAnglers are reminded to remove fish carcasses whole or gutted/gilled from the clear waters of the Russian River. In addition, if you intend to clean your catch at the river, please take your fish to the mainstem Kenai River cleaning tables located at the confluence and ferry crossing to fillet and chop-up sockeye salmon carcasses into small pieces and throw the pieces into deep, flowing waters. Sport fishing for sockeye salmon in the Russian River area will likely remain good to excellent for the next several days. Through Sunday, June 17, approximately 7,759 sockeye salmon have passed the Russian River weir. Average run timing to this date is 15%. ADF&G estimates that the early-run sockeye salmon biological escapement goal of 22,000-42,000 sockeye salmon will be met. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Russian River Sanctuary area opened early for anglers to sport fish for sockeye salmon, yesterday June 19th. According to stream watch, the water level in the Russian River is extremely high. Wading and crossing is treacherous. On Tuesday, June 19th, the water level at the weir measured 33 inches. (It’s normally around 15 inches at this time). Large trees and logs are being washed down both the Kenai and Russian Rivers. Anglers are advised to be extra cautious.last_img