Kenai River

Red swamp crawfish turning up in Alaska

Warming oceans have brought news of many new and invasive species in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports… Continue reading

 

Fish while you can; time zooming by

Wow, did we somehow pick up a serious tail wind of time since this column’s seasonal debut? Come on, Aug. 6 already? It seems like… Continue reading

 

Kenai River late-run kings stronger than recent years

A dreary chinook run has plagued the Kenai River for the past few years, but numbers for 2015 shine a somewhat bright light on the… Continue reading

 

Fishing? Know what you’re catching

I have received an unusual amount of email asking how to report angler evil-doers to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers without tying up 911.  The local number… Continue reading

Sockeye harvest tops ’14 as Bristol Bay run nears state’s forecast

Bristol Bay’s late-arriving sockeye run has contributed to a healthy commercial harvest of more than 47.6 million sockeye statewide, though some fisheries have yet to… Continue reading

Frank Mullen

Frank Mullen, 65, died at the UW Medical Center on July 7, 2015, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer.  A celebration of… Continue reading

Subsistence board: no kings for Kenai gillnet fishery

The upcoming subsistence gillnet fishery on the Kenai River can target sockeye, but kings are off limits.  An emergency Special Action of the Federal Subsistence… Continue reading

Sport fishing scofflaws stretch limits of intelligence, common sense

N ormally I don’t get into to the area of investments but after reading the Alaska Wildlife Trooper’s section of the police report in the… Continue reading

Central peninsula rallies in wake of fire

As the Card Street fire threatens more structures with each acre it expands, the Kenai Peninsula community has begun to rally around its own. Estimated… Continue reading

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching

I need to start this column with a warning: There is a despicable sneak thief roaming the Homer Spit and the area prowler can ruin… Continue reading

Card Street Fire advances

Firefighters continued to battle the human-caused Card Street fire in Sterling, estimated to be at 2,000 acres, Tuesday evening. Crews of nearly 100 firefighters constructed… Continue reading

Card Street grows; new fires spring up

As of noon Wednesday, Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Terry Anderson was unable to confirm the exact size of the Card Street Fire stating… Continue reading

Card Street grows; new fires spring up

As of noon Wednesday, Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Terry Anderson was unable to confirm the exact size of the Card Street Fire stating… Continue reading

Local agricultural support sees cuts as done deal

Agriculture support programs on the Kenai Peninsula will soon be feeling the effects of statewide budget cuts. The Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District is… Continue reading

Feeding frenzies of seabirds signal some good fishing

Before we get rolling, I’d like to take a step back to last Thursday when I took a shot at those anglers that wale away… Continue reading

Think of your fellow anglers when fishing at Lagoon

I received a minor flood of email after last week’s initial report and most of them centered on the king return at the Nick Dudiak… Continue reading

Personal use, sport anglers need equal voice on board

Many of the folks who choose to live in Alaska are here for quality of life opportunities, especially the opportunity to hunt and fish. More… Continue reading

Kenai road proposal criticized

KENAI — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has criticized the City of Kenai’s proposal for a road in a wetland near the Kenai River.… Continue reading

DOT unveils options for $250M-plus Cooper Landing Bypass

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities wants feedback on plans to move the Sterling Highway around Cooper Landing. DOT released a draft supplemental… Continue reading

Numbers tell weird winter weather story: It’s really warm

Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to… Continue reading

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