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Tight Lines: The quiet alternative 

It's not unusual in Alaska (at least anywhere on the road system) to round the corner and be struck by a scene that looks more like rush-hour Manhattan than a fishing paradise.

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Fall fishing in full swing

09/18/14

Traditional run timing shows coho salmon to be moving through inlet streams through October, while resident species of freshwater fish continue to provide opportunity for patient anglers.

Only three weeks to reel in the halibut of the season

08/28/14

Anglers still aiming to come out on top in the 28th annual Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby have less than three weeks to haul in the winning catch. There is some stiff competition.

Columns

An Outdoor View: Distractions

While waiting for a bite the other day, it dawned upon me that the main reason I don't catch many fish is because of distractions.
For example, when people around me are catching fish, I find myself losing focus.

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Information & How-To

Fishing 101

If fishing is on your Alaska "to do" list, but you need a few tips, this is for you. An easy way for a visitor to go fishing is with a guide. A good guide will furnish you with the proper tackle ... Read More

Common Sense Survival

01/09/14
There’s adventure and beauty in the wild country, but also an element of risk. Snow avalanches, steep slopes and water hazards have caused injuries and fatalities each year. You can increase your ...

Bear Safety

04/02/13
In Alaska, bears — black and brown — can be anywhere, and residents and tourists alike should keep this in mind when taking to the outdoors. “The most important thing is to be aware of your ...

Activities

Sports

01/09/14
Golf The central Kenai Peninsula features golf at very affordable prices with features like views of mountain ranges and periodic moose and caribou sightings. There also is the unique opportunity ...

Family Activities

01/09/14
Outdoor Activities: Go-cart racing The Go-Kart Race Track, 4487 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, 907-262-1562. Disc Golf Course The Kenai Eagle 18-hole disc golf course on Tinker Lane, behind the ...

Soldotna Creek Park

04/02/13
Even if your visit to Alaska’s Playground doesn’t include kids, including a stop at the new community playground in Soldotna should definitely be a part of your itinerary here on the Kenai ...

Wildlife

01/09/14
With moose wandering through residential neighborhoods, migratory birds stopping by on their way north and south each year, and bears catching salmon in local rivers, the Kenai Peninsula provides ...

Local Trails

04/02/13
The hiking and biking trails of the Kenai Peninsula offer access to many exquisite natural habitats, often with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. With any outdoor activity, remember to be ...

Winter Activities

04/02/13
If you think the Kenai Peninsula is beautiful in the summer, you should see it when cloaked under a thick blanket of white with the aurora borealis rippling through the celestial canopy above. ...

Senior Centers

04/02/13
Each of the centers also offers low-cost daily lunch menus that in the past have included salmon and moose meat stew. Many centers ask that lunch reservations be made 24 hours in advance. Anchor ...

Bed & Breakfasts

04/02/13
While the adventures you will have while visiting the Kenai Peninsula are often the focus of your itinerary planning, we encourage you to plan ahead for your accommodations as well. Particularly ...

Recipes

Pioneer Potluck: About speeding to a birthday party

Keystone Drive, Soldotna, Alaska Through the years, a few of our friends have met to celebrate our birthdays. With our busy summer schedules, if we did not do take the time, we would not see them and friends are important.

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Places to Visit

Soldotna

01/09/14

The world-famous Kenai River runs right through town, which is just one of the attractions Soldotna has to offer.

Kenai

01/09/14

Kenai offers a rich cultural environment, including the historic Old Town district overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River.

Nikiski

01/09/14

Also known as North Kenai or Nikishka, the hub of Nikiski is near Mile 26.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Sterling

01/09/14

Bordered by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the area is the gateway to the popular Swanson River Canoe Trail System.

Kasilof

01/09/14

Kasilof, a town of roughly 500 people, is a hub of outdoor activity regardless of the season.

Seward

02/21/12
From the glaciers that carve their way toward Resurrection Bay to the towering mountain peaks wrapped with spruce trees, Seward offers great scenery and many opportunities to explore the marine ...

Cooper Landing

02/21/12
With the Kenai River rushing by one side and the Kenai Mountains towering over the other, Cooper Landing is nestled in one of the more picturesque settings found in Alaska. When it comes to Cooper ...

Homer

01/09/14
Head south on the Sterling Highway. Before you hit the absolute end of the road, you'll crest a hill and your jaw will drop at the spectacular scenery before you. More than one visitor to this ...

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