If you lived in the woods on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1990s, you may not want to read this article. Those were the years when the spruce bark beetle outbreak killed more than 3 million acres of mature spruce forest on the Kenai.
Bill Santos, who lives in Taunton, Mass., called me earlier this week, and the talk soon turned to fishing.
For many years, Bill made the long trip to the Kenai Peninsula to fish for sockeyes on the Kenai.
People are screaming and sirens are wailing throughout the city. Children are lost, stumbling lone through the streets. Parents and guardians scramble to sift through the hordes of zombie-like children to identify their own.
While anglers should be cautious with rising water on the Kenai River from the release of the Snow Glacier-dammed lake, the event does come with a silver lining: the pulse of water will raise what have been lower than average water levels for fall fishing.
“Some sections of river were getting a li...
The first fishing how-to in print was Izaak Walton's "The Compleat Angler," published in 1653, and writers have been writing how-tos ever since.
Writing fishing how-tos isn't done for love or fame, and it's definitely not done for money.
It doesn't take massive flowerbeds to make beneficial insects happy - just a few pollen- and nectar-rich plants in a small area, a "pollinator pocket."
Common areas such as roadsides, schoolyards and parks make good candidates for pollinator pockets.