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I fished for many years before asking myself any hard questions. A few years ago, I finally asked, "What's fun about getting the best of a fish?" I had no good answers, which probably explains my hesitation to ask.

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:16pm

"Gross" is the response I often get from my mother when I talk about bats. Stories that make me smile usually make her cringe.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:04pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The National Park Service is not against changing Mount McKinley's official name to Denali, but Alaskans continue to be in a battle with Ohioans over the name of North America's tallest mountain.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:04pm

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Bruce Wassom knows the highs of raging currents and the lows of getting swamped in the boat business.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 5:05pm

At midday on Wednesday, the sockeye salmon were slow to show in a fishing hole on Keystone Drive in Soldotna.

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 5:44pm

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.

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 5:44pm

You can spend a lot of time, effort and cash in pursuit of the wily salmon, and you can have years of experience, but none of it matters unless you're in the right place at the right time.

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:00pm

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.

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:00pm

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Kiavash Sharifi can hardly describe the feeling of tip-toeing across an abyss on a thin ribbon of webbing that bends ever so slightly downward.

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:00pm

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.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:49pm


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