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On getting paid to fish, a dream job

I was suddenly reminded that 20 years had passed since I held the Dream Job. It was the best job any fisherman could ever have hoped for, and the job that ruined me for every form of employment I've had since.

by Dave Atcheson

Anglers reel in 400-pound, 200-pound halibut in Cook Inlet

Saltwater anglers fishing with the Deep Creek Fishing Club stumbled on a rarity in the Cook Inlet on Aug. 11; they brought up a 403-pound halibut and two halibut lager than 200 pounds.
Rashah McChesney

Silver fishing picks up; Soldotna angler claims Seward derby title

A silver salmon season that started a little slow has picked up in recent days.
Will Morrow

Silvers warming, Dolly Varden red hot

Coho salmon fishing on the Kenai River is slow going, but steadily improving. Water levels are below average for this time of year and that can have a signifcant effect salmon typically known for its wreckless pursuit of bait.
Rashah McChesney

Seeking silvers? Beat the heat

They're active, acrobatic, prone to chasing bait and, unfortunately susceptible to the hot climate. Silver salmon fishing, normally picking up this time of year, has been slow to spike on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers.
Rashah McChesney

An Outdoor View: On filling the freezer

In a perfect world, we’d be eating a sandwich made from the last of last year’s salmon while catching our first salmon of this year. In reality, we sometimes catch more salmon than we can eat. When this happens, the fish end up in the...
Les Palmer

Sockeye fishing makes anglers twitchy

While dipnetters swarm the Kenai Peninsula's beaches to wrestle fish out of the surf, anglers take to the riverbanks to practice a less athletic but more nuanced type of fishing.

Fishing report: All eyes on the Kenai as sockeye numbers build, king fishing steady

Angling eyes are on the Kenai River this week as sockeye numbers are building and king salmon fishing remains steady.
Will Morrow

An Outdoor View: Fishing not just for fun

Author's note: The following is an open letter to the Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish. - LP Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the draft of your 2015 - 2020 Division of Sport Fish Strategic Plan.
Les Palmer

Hungry grayling await ambitious anglers

Few things are as rewarding for a beginning fly fisherman than a forgiving fish that will bite at just about anything. For those willing to make the trek, grayling in the clear, cold lakes of the Kenai Mountains fit the bill nicely.
Rashah McChesney

Fishing report: Good time to chase rainbows

With king salmon fishing slow and a lull in the numbers of sockeye moving into the Kenai River, now might be a good time to go chasing rainbows.
Will Morrow


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