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Fishing report: Slow start for kings, but plenty of other options 

The Kenai River opened to sport fishing for king salmon on Wednesday, and despite restrictions on bait and the area open to king fishing, a fair number of anglers were on the water to wet a line.

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Fishing report: Reds rush to the Russian

06/24/15

With plenty of sockeye salmon making their way up the Russian River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has upped the bag limit and opened the Russian River sanctuary area to salmon fishing.

A salmon primer: king salmon

06/24/15

King salmon, also known as "chinook," earns the title. The largest of the Pacific salmon, a single king can weigh more than 100 pounds, though typically they're landed at 20 to 30 pounds.

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An Outdoor View: On salmon fishing

You can spend a lot of time, effort and cash in pursuit of the wily salmon, and you can have years of experience, but none of it matters unless you're in the right place at the right time.

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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. Guides An easy way for a visitor to go fishing is with a guide. A good guide will furnish you with the proper tackle and bait and put you on fish, if possible.

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Fish Identification

03/20/12
"How To Identify Salmon, Trout and Other Species Found in Alaska" Images and Information © Alaska Department of Fish and Game. www.adfg.state.ak.us Salmon mouth illustrations courtesy of ...

Park Listings

03/09/15

List of Kenai Peninsula parks and campgrounds, with fees and contact information.

Trails

02/18/15

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

On going wild

02/20/15

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 ample opportunity for wild life watching.

Bear Safety

02/20/15

In Alaska, bears - black and brown - can be anywhere, and residents and tourists alike should keep this in mind when taking to the outdoors.

Clamming

04/02/13
Of the many recreational opportunities on the Kenai Peninsula, few rival the memories and fun that a day spent “clamming” can bring to your family. The east side of Cook Inlet has a healthy ...

Volcanoes

02/20/15

Volcanoes visible from the Kenai Peninsula, from north to south, are: Mount Spurr 11,070 feet tall Erupted: 1953, 1992 Mount Redoubt 10,197 feet tall Erupted: March 15, 2009, sending ash plumes from 30,000 to 60,000 feet high. Dec.

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 ...

Activities

Activities for the whole family

03/09/15

Family activities on the Kenai Peninsula. Where you can find go-kart racing, disc golf, hiking, swimming, or just learn and explore.

Sports

02/25/15

Oilers Baseball The city of Kenai is home to the collegiate baseball team the Peninsula Oilers.

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Pioneer Potluck: About my eighth grade graduation present

I graduated from the eighth grade in May, 1950 as the only one in my class. There were other kids in Cactus Hill Observatory District #101 but I went all 8 grades as the only one in my class.

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Places to Visit

Soldotna

03/12/15

The junction of the Sterling and Kenai Spur Highways has made Soldotna a regional center of commerce.

Kenai

02/25/15

In the language of the Athabascan Dena'ina Indians, "Ken'ey" means "two big flats and a river cutback." This geographic description is apt for the land of the present-day town of Kenai.

Nikiski

03/12/15

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

Sterling

02/25/15

The Moose River gives its water to the Kenai at their confluence in the central Sterling, making this town a launch point for river trips and other outdoor activities.

Kasilof

02/25/15

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

Seward

03/12/15

The deep, ice-free waters of Resurrection Bay have made the port of Seward an important location for centuries.

Cooper Landing

03/12/15

Situated in the mountain gap through which the Kenai River flows from Kenai Lake, Cooper Landing has picturesque views all around.

Homer

03/12/15

Shortly before reaching the southern end of the Sterling Highway, you will drive over a hill and see a panoramic view of Kachemak Bay, with the town of Homer sitting on its edge.

Clam Fishery Information

Clam Fishery Overview (ADFG)

Tide Predictions (NOAA)

Tides of -2.0 or lower recommended for clamming.

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