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Tight Lines: Mouseanity in Western Alaska 

When some fishing buddies heard I was headed to a particular Western Alaska stream, they said to be sure I had a good supply of mouse patterns — that’s right, giant foam or deer-hair dry flies ... Read More

Tight Lines: The quiet alternative

10/16/14

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.

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.

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

01/21/15

Anchor Point Anchor River State Rec. Area 907-522-8368 bit.ly/AnchorRec Camping: $10 / night, $5 daily parking fee, handicap access Stariski State Rec. Site 907-269-8400 bit.

Activities

Activities for the whole family

01/21/15

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 is on Tinker Lane, behind the Peninsula Oilers baseball field in Kenai.

Sports

01/21/15

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

Recipes

Pioneer Potluck: About getting ready for Thanksgiving

The hustle-bustle of getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Day was anticipated by my mom and my grandma, weeks ahead of time. Mom would go to town with a big long list after discussing how big a turkey she should buy, with my dad.

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Places to Visit

Soldotna

01/19/15

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

Kenai

01/19/15

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

01/19/15

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

Sterling

01/19/15

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

01/19/15

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

Seward

01/19/15

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

Cooper Landing

01/19/15

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

Homer

01/19/15

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.

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