Kenai dipnetting opens Wednesday

Fisherman dipnetting on the Kenai River.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Kenai dipnetting, a subsistence event that draws thousands -- if not tens of thousands of Alaskans -- each year, opens Wednesday at 6 a.m.

So far, sockeye returns for the late run have been looking better than last year.

Sockeye counts are above last year's at the Mile 19 sonar station. (Data from ADF&G)

King salmon retention has been closed by an Emergency Order.

Dippers driving from Anchorage will have to contend with unstable smoke conditions on the Sterling, which have prompted the DOT to issue a warning that drivers should "expect heavy smoke and delays at times" when traveling through Miles 60-75 of the Sterling Highway. They should also carry "extra food and water." Up-to-date highway conditions can be found here.

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