Explore the Kenai

Tight Lines

Despite its nickname as the Land of the Midnight Sun, there are in fact hours of darkness on the Kenai Peninsula in July. But the dark doesn’t keep the fishermen away from the Kenai River.

07/14/2018 - 17:26
The Ninilchik River will finally be open to king salmon fishing, but with limited gear and no bait.
 
07/14/2018 - 21:09
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-story series about the operations of Alaska...
 
07/11/2018 - 22:36
The fishermen on the beach for the opening day of the Kenai River personal-use dipnet Tuesday got...
 
06/13/2018 - 20:59
Fishing is somewhat limited on the western Kenai Peninsula streams right now, but there are...
 

Columns

11/02/2017 - 19:06
Medical waiting rooms provide interesting encounters. Hurting and sometimes fearful people are...
 
03/31/2017 - 12:08
Fishing is a lot like life. Consider these tips:
 
 
01/19/2017 - 22:56
Every person has a bucket list to be marked off when they come to this beautiful land. Our list has...
 
01/19/2017 - 22:57
Hi. My name is Les, and I’m a puker...
 

Information & How-To

01/16/2015 - 00:28
If fishing is on your Alaska “to-do” list, but you need a few tips, this is for you. Guides An easy...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:29
1. Where can I get a fishing license? It’s easiest to purchase your fishing license after you...
 
12/16/2014 - 07:54
While salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai River is what brings anglers from all over the world to...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:36
Lower Kenai River Great stretches of the Kenai River are open to the public for bank fishing, but...
 
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01/01/2012 - 02:00
1. Place dressed fish with belly toward you. With a very sharp knife, cut through flesh from end of...
 
01/01/2012 - 02:00
"How To Identify Salmon, Trout and Other Species Found in Alaska" Images and Information © Alaska...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:27
Anchor Point Anchor River State Rec. Area (907) 522-8368 bit.ly/AnchorRec Camping: $10 / night, $5...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:45
The hiking and biking trails of the Kenai Peninsula offer access to many exquisite natural habitats...
 
12/16/2014 - 10:37
With moose wandering through residential neighborhoods, migratory birds stopping by on their way...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:45
In Alaska, bears — black and brown — can be anywhere, and residents and tourists alike should keep...
 
01/02/2012 - 12:11
Of the many recreational opportunities on the Kenai Peninsula, few rival the memories and fun that...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:25
The phrase "Ring of Fire" sounds as if it belongs in a Tolkien epic, but on the Kenai Peninsula...
 
01/03/2012 - 10:24
There’s adventure and beauty in the wild country, but also an element of risk. Snow avalanches,...
 

Activities

11/02/2017 - 19:06
Once the temperature drops, being a Kenai River Queen doesn’t mean you caught the biggest...
 
11/02/2017 - 19:06
Author’s note: I recently came across a journal that I kept while on a trip to Christmas...
 
03/23/2017 - 21:59
Mountain goats are found throughout the Kenai Mountains, including lands managed by the Kenai...
 
03/15/2017 - 21:08
My timing may not have been the best. I’d arrived just as a bevy of tour operators, in a...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:30
Go-cart racing The Go-Kart Race Track, 4487 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, 907-262-1562. Disc Golf...
 

Recipes

05/30/2018 - 09:33
I was “bombing” along in my old green L.T.D., radio blaring, arm out the open window so I could...
 
09/08/2015 - 17:44
Over the years, I’ve happily stayed with one basic formula for making baked caramel custard. And,...
 
09/08/2015 - 17:45
My mom made wonderful homemade tomato soup. I think this in one of the lost recipes. She canned...
 
08/11/2015 - 17:19
1996 Boulder Colorado My Trip with Bernie to Denver This is the last in a series of my trips to...
 
06/26/2014 - 19:01
I was in the Air Force, stationed near Oxnard, California in the late 1950s, when I discovered the...