Fish for the Future is a non-allocative, education based, conservation program dedicated to allowing opportunity while minimizing impact. Alaska’s Kenai and Kasilof Rivers are home to some of the largest Chinook (King) salmon on earth. The four and five ocean fish that give these rivers their reputations are unique and extremely limited in number, this demanding an anglers special consideration.

Fish for the Future asks anglers to focus their
harvest on species of abundance, such as sockeye salmon, and consider returning big kings to the river to benefit their future and ours. By participating in this exciting new conservation program, you can benefit from its numerous rewards and most
importantly, make a difference in the river you love.

Fish for the future!



Like our page Fish For The Future in Facebook and invite at least one friend to like the page.


Enter your King Salmon conservation photo or video on the Fish For The Future Facebook page.


Facebook entrants will need to include the angler’s name, the length of the fish, the date and the river where the fish was caught/released in the Facebook photo description.


Go to the Fish for the Future Facebook Page, be sure to “Like” the page, and then post one hook and release king salmon photo or video per king released with your name, the anglers name, the date of the catch, the river where it was caught and any pertinent details such as length and girth, method, lure, etc.

Any ethical king salmon conservation photo or video is welcome to be posted on the Fish For The Future Facebook page, but only photos from the current season will qualify for the Fish For The Future awards program.

All King Salmon in photos/videos must be successfully hooked and released on Alaska’s Kenai or Kasilof Rivers during the open season.

Anglers must comply with all applicable ADF&G regulations and laws at all times.

Only photos and videos that display ethical and responsible hook and release techniques that put the welfare of the fish first will be displayed and considered for the Fish For The Future awards program.


Winners will be based upon numerous criteria including but not limited to the following:

1. The demonstration of ethical, responsible and legal C&R techniques.

2. The originality, composition, and overall quality of the photo or video.

3. The number of “likes” and “shares” the photo or video receives.

4. The size and condition of the King Salmon released.

5. The number of votes from the Fish For The Future panel.



Hog of the year

Winner will receive a Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing/ Flightseeing Trip for Two. Donated by Alaska West Air, plus a Print of winning fish from The Fish Print Shop

Ladies only division

Winner will receive a Halibut trip for 2 with Discover Alaskan Adventures

kids fishing

Youth division

(12 and under) Winner will receive a high quality Shimano Rod and Reel Combo

King of C&R video

Winner will receive a pair of Redington Pro breathable chest waders

June C&R king
of the month

Winner will receive a free print of their King Salmon from the Catch & Release Print Shop.

Wounded Hero

The largest King released during the Wounded Hero Event will receive a free print of their fish from the Fish Print Shop

Random Winning

Winners will be selected for the following prizes A $250 Gift Certificate donated by Willie Boats An Okuma Rod and Reel Combo valued at $250

Ethical Release of the Year

The photo or video that does the best job of displaying ethical C&R techniques will receive a $250 Gift Certificate from Rapala

June Weekly Winners

June Weekly Winners - $50 gift certificate from DRYFT, Willie Boats Apparel, Tackle from Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle, and 1 year subscription to Fish Alaska Magazine

July Weekly Winners

July Weekly Winners - $50 gift certificate from Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing, Willie Boats Apparel, Custom Rain Gear from Alaska Wild Gear, and 1 year subscription to Fish Alaska Magazine


To contact or connect with us, please visit our Facebook page or email us at, we would love to hear from you!