Like so many anglers before them, fishermen braved intermittent rain and chill for the opening weekend of king salmon fishing on three southern peninsula streams. And, like so many before - they had varying degrees of success. Just after 5 a.m.
Enough fish were caught during last weekend's king opener on the southern Kenai Peninsula's salmon streams to keep things interesting, and other options for catching a salmon are beginning to open up to anglers in the coming week.
(Author's note: Because 2015 marks the 30th year that a Kenai River king salmon has held the IGFA, all-tackle world record, let's consider what it takes - or more aptly what it doesn't take - to catch big fish.
In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to a year that still haunts us.
In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires.
Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of salmon season on the Kenai Peninsula, and while numerous conservation measures are in place, there have been reports of good fishing for kings in Cook Inlet.