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Fishing

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion
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.

More kings return to Anchor River

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.

by ELIZABETH EARL

Memorial Day weekend promises sun, Lower Peninsula fishing

Memorial Day weekend will likely bring a wash of fishermen down to the Kenai Peninsula with school out, predicted temperatures in the 60s and the first king salmon available for river fishing.
ELIZABETH EARL

An Outdoor View: When I went fishing

(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.
Les Palmer

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.
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.
BEN BOETTGER

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
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