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Sockeye, also called red salmon, is known for its distinct, bright red flesh that retains its color even once cooked. It is prized for its firm, fatty meat, and its pronounced, yet versatile flavor.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:08pm

King salmon, also known as "chinook," earns the title. The largest of the Pacific salmon, a single king can weigh more than 100 pounds, though typically they're landed at 20 to 30 pounds.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:07pm

Bugs beware: there's more than just fish in the water! It's a very unassuming predator - you might even find it pretty.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Three shark attacks occurred recently off East Coast beaches, a reminder that fish that sometimes try to eat people are still out there, somewhere. On that same subject, June marks the 40th anniversary of the release of my favorite movie, "Jaws.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Team Elsie Piddock sailed into Ketchikan harbor, and small boat history, to win the inaugural Race to Alaska boat race Friday 100 miles ahead of the nearest competitor.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:29pm

Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 6:29pm

The annual stampede for Russian River sockeye kicked off on June 11 after a midnight opener saw several hundred people descend on the campgrounds for their first chance at area's red salmon. By 10 p.m.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:48am

Sockeye fishing on the upper Kenai and Russian rivers was reported as fair this past weekend, but Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers are expecting things to pick up as more fish move upriver.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:10pm

I fished for many years before asking myself any hard questions. A few years ago, I finally asked, "What's fun about getting the best of a fish?" I had no good answers, which probably explains my hesitation to ask.

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:16pm

"Gross" is the response I often get from my mother when I talk about bats. Stories that make me smile usually make her cringe.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:04pm

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