Grant Anderson, a guide and the owner of the Fly Box in Anchor Point, said the season for the Anchor River is looking good so far, with additional days, bait and triple hooks allowed and a little more space on the river to fish.
It took Tom Toguchi all of 15 minutes to catch an Anchor River king salmon on Saturday morning. Of course, he knows where to go - he's been fishing for kings for about 40 years and the Anchor River was one of the first rivers he fished on.
(Author's note: This column, about springtime fishing for king salmon and halibut in Cook Inlet, first appeared in the Clarion on May 17, 2002. Dennis Randa is still a local fishing guide. Dillon Kimple now lives in Vancouver, Wash.
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.
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.
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.
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...