Normally, the Kenai Peninsula seems to go straight from summer into fall. This year, however, summer has been lingering - and the fish in peninsula streams have been cooperating with anglers out enjoying the pleasant weather.
Is that expensive camera you bought last winter in hopes of becoming a professional photographer just sitting there collecting dust? Or did you just get a new smart phone and need an awesome background picture for it? No matter which device you prefer to capture pictures on, bring it out to Bear Mou...
I can't remember the last time I fished for Kenai River king salmon, but it was at least four years ago, and then only once that summer. I've resigned myself to not bothering the kings until the runs are healthy again.
This year's Youth Conservation Corps program has come to an end. Every summer a few lucky, randomly-chosen local high school students apply for positions to help maintain the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
With a delicate flavor, rosy pink flesh and a texture similar to trout, pink salmon offers a blank canvas for sauces and other flavorings. Pink salmon is extremely lean, with soft meat and a small flake.