During the past few years, for reasons that remain largely unknown, king salmon returns throughout Alaska have been dismal. Desperate for a "fix," some fishermen propose that hatchery-raised king salmon are the answer.
Frost and termination dust are sure signs of the inevitable change in seasons. Another sign at my house is the abrupt silence. I live on a small lake with a pair of Pacific Loons, not far from the boundary of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.