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Les Palmer: Year of the Pink

Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Aug.16, 2002. Every other year, the Kenai River is blessed with what anglers hereabouts affectionately refer to as a "humpy year," one in which pink salmon return in great numbers.

by Les Palmer

Refuge Notebook: Spruce mast events - feast or famine

Peer out the window or take a walk around the neighborhood asking yourself if the spruce trees bear an unusually large load of cones this summer. I do not know of anyone who keeps track of spruce cone crops locally, but this appears to be...
Matt Bowser

Organization aims to rebuild Southeast herring stocks

By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN Archaeological records and cultural memory indicate that in addition to being more abundant in Southeast Alaska, herring spawning locations were once more consistent.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Fly away to wilderness fishing

While salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai River is what brings anglers from all over the world to the Kenai Peninsula, more guides are providing fly-in fishing trips for visitors looking for the ultimate Alaska wilderness adventure.
DAN BALMER

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