As of Wednesday morning, anxious anglers had already started to converge on the Russian and upper Kenai rivers in anticipation of today's opening. And early reports indicate there will be some fish there, too.
Elodea, the first nonnative submersed freshwater plant to invade Alaska, was discovered on the Kenai Peninsula in late 2012. We now know that a hybrid Elodea species, common in the aquarium trade, infests Beck, Daniels and Stormy Lakes north of Nikiski.
Anglers on the central Kenai Peninsula have been pleasantly surprised with opportunities to catch a king salmon.
"We're still right at beginning stages on the Kasilof, but things have been really consistent," said Mark Wackler of Fishology Alaska.
"Grow up." That's what I tell some of my plants.
Upright plants, bathed in air, are less apt to get fungal diseases, and those bearing fruits - tomatoes, for example - are less likely to have their fruits attacked by slugs and turtles.
FAIRBANKS - Everything tastes better on a camping trip, but that doesn't mean camp food can't be improved on. After spending last summer in a camp food rut, eating mostly couscous and hummus, I asked friends for inspiration for the 2015 camping season.
Getting skunked is an all-too-frequent result of having participated in the activity known as "sport fishing." Yet, being skunked is seldom talked about, and almost never put it into writing. It's high time someone took on the subject.