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In Alaska, it's still child's play to catch black rockfish, one of the many species of rockfish that inhabit coastal waters.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 3:51pm

NEW YORK - For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike - nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 3:50pm

Years ago, during a visit to Kelly Lake in late May, I noticed swirls and upwellings in front of the boat launching ramp. From a willow bush at the water's edge, I was able to see at least 50 actively spawning Longnose suckers.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:04pm

Every year for the past 20 or so, I've taken my winter supply of sockeye salmon with hook and line from the Kenai River. I've immensely enjoyed that fishing, but this year was different.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:04pm

A new multi-artist exhibit at Ptarmigan Arts, “Aurora Borealis,” not only offers some of the best northern lights photographers in Homer, it also shows that to take awesome photographs of the Alaska winter sky you don’t need the newest and best digital camera equipment. Opening last week, and ...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:03pm

Three years ago, Ted Bailey, a retired biologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, posed the question of whether Woolly mammoths had once roamed the Kenai Peninsula to our Refuge Notebook readers.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 3:26pm

The Ambassadeur baitcasting reel has played and continues to play a large part in the story of Kenai River salmon fishing.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 3:26pm


Thu, 12/06/2012 - 3:25pm

Subzero temperatures and a blanket of snow can make the Kenai landscape appear to be biologically quiet during the winter, aside from highlights such as the appearance of animal tracks across a frozen lake, or the swoop of an owl in the trees.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:34pm

Author's note: In yet another attempt to teach readers about fish and fishing while they enjoy a steamy romance novel, here's another chapter in the lives of hunky river ranger Rod and scrumptious Kenai River guide Jenna.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:34pm


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