Interagency biologists working on northern pike control last week in Captain Cook State Recreation Area noticed fragments of a bright green, whorled-leaf aquatic plant washed up on the shore near a boat launch.
On Monday of this week, while fishing for silver salmon on the lower Kenai River, I boated a silver salmon. This fish was on the small side, about seven pounds, not one of the 10-pound-plus silvers that usually arrive this time of year.
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:57pm
This year's 4-H Sustainable Harvest Camp may be over, but the knowledge shared among participants is likely to last a lifetime.
On the lower Kenai River, where Dillon Kimple and I fished for silver salmon Tuesday morning, only two other boats were within shouting distance, and nobody was shouting.
For two hours, no one caught anything but an occasional hapless pink salmon.
This time of year, the harvest season, is my favorite. There's something about putting away food for the winter that makes me feel happy, secure and satisfied.
We Alaskans are fortunate to have the opportunity to harvest many wild foods.
There are two kinds of fishermen: those who fish, and those who fuss. Take your fussers. Please. Fussers are people who spend much of their lives messing with bait, tackle and petty details instead of having their lines in the water, fishing.
Wild berry season has arrived on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Bears enjoy big clusters of devil's club and mountain ash berries, while robins and thrushes devour red elderberries. Wildlife and humans alike enjoy blueberries and cranberries.