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Options abound for silver salmon anglers 

The visual simplicity of a foggy early morning fishing trip on the Kenai River is contradicted by the aural complexity of the whining of dozens of fishing boats taking anglers to the favorite fishing holes for silver salmon.

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Fishing report: Enjoy the sunshine and the silvers

08/26/15

Normally, the Kenai Peninsula seems to go straight from summer into fall. This year, however, summer has been lingering - and the fish in peninsula streams have been cooperating with anglers out enjoying the pleasant weather.

Anglers reel in 400-pound, 200-pound halibut in Cook Inlet

08/20/15

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.

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.

Recipes

Pioneer Potluck: Mom loves the purple hat

1996 Boulder Colorado My Trip with Bernie to Denver This is the last in a series of my trips to Denver with Bernie. This story happened on the same trip as the photo of the bikini girls and the hunk-a guys in Estes Park.

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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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