However, you can still fish the waters of the Upper Kenai River, Russian River, and Russian River confluence areas. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With recent restrictrictions and regulations implemented this week to both commercial and sportfishing the big question is where CAN you fish?Effective at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 4, the Kenai River is closed to sockeye salmon fishing from its mouth upstream to the Sterling Highway Bridge at the outlet of the Kenai Lake. Dipnetting on the Kasilof River remains good, and is still open. A 2018 Upper Cook Inlet dipnet permit and a resident sport fishing license is required. Only Alaska residents may participate in this fishery. The retention of king salmon is still prohibited. As of Thursday, 299,092 sockeye have passed Fish and Game’s sonar on the Kasilof. Anglers are reminded to review Emergency Orders and News Releases and the 2018 Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the Northern Kenai Peninsula Area before heading out on their next fishing trip. According to Department of Fish and Game officials, silver salmon fishing on the Kenai is underway and looks to be promising this season. Silver salmon typically get to the Kenai River around late July and August and continue running into September and October.