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Fishing report: Still caught on sockeyes

While the strength of incoming schools fluctuates, sometimes hourly, sockeye salmon are still the best bet for anglers on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.

by Kelly Sullivan

Sockeye still the fish to follow

As the fishing season heats progresses the Kenai Peninsula - sockeye salmon are still the species to target, but efforts have shifted from the Russian River to the Kasilof River.

Dipnetters talk favorite ways to prepare salmon

Salmon recipes range from hours-long preparation time to simple standbys with only a couple ingredients that at-home chefs have perfected over time to everything in between.
KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Get your dipnet in the water

With the opening of the Kenai River personal-use fishery today, for the next three weeks thousands of Alaskans armed with dipnets will be looking to get their allotment of salmon.
DAN BALMER

Kenai's personal use dip-net fishery officially open

Since the opening of the Kenai River king salmon fishery eight days ago, fishing has been consistently slow, said assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Jason Pawluk.
Kelly Sullivan

Landing a Kenai king

It was an exciting king salmon opener on the Kenai River for 10-year-old Gavin Fox, of Anchorage who landed a 30-pounder while fishing with his father Jeremy Fox and grandfather John Scott.

Just out of sight, an overlooked set of fishing locations

During the fast paced summer salmon runs, access is everything. Anglers want to know where the fish are and occasionally risk a rogue hook just for a spot on the Kenai River and its tributaries.
Kelly Sullivan

All about the salmon

Fishing opportunity is picking up on the Kenai Peninsula as salmon runs to area streams continue. Numerous lake and marine water fishing opportunities are also available for anglers who are looking for something other than salmon.
Rashah McChesney

Fishing still strong on Russian river

Reports of sockeye salmon catches on the Russian River are still ranging between "good and excellent" two weeks after the opening of the fishery, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game assistant management biologist Jason Pawluk.
Kelly Sullivan and Rashah McChesney

Rushin' the rushing Russian

The battle has begun on the Russian River where an unexpectedly large run of sockeye salmon prompted managers to loosen restrictions on fishing the early run.
Rashah McChesney

Success with Sockeyes

Fishing on the Russian river has yielded nothing but success for anglers since it's opening one week ago, said Alaska Department of Fish and Games assistant management biologist Jason Pawluk.
Kelly Sullivan

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