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Dip Netting

July 12, 2013

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Kenai River dipnetting. Photo by City of Kenai.

Mid-July is time for reds to rush into Cook Inlet and up the Kenai River. And at the river’s mouth, to navigate their way past a phalanx of nets held out in the current on long poles. We’re talking about dipnetting the Kenai, the kind of fishing that makes you feel like a grizzly bear, snatching the salmon out of the river by skill and chance. A fisherman, a local official, and a biologist  talk about how to dipnet the Kenai, and the impact on residents of what’s been called a riverside Woodstock. Today’s show, which was pre-recorded, covers dipnetting opportunities and impacts.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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BROADCAST: Thursday July 18, 2013. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday July 18, 2013. 7:00 – 8:00 pm AKT

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