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The Once and Future King
An optimist's take on the disappearance of the Kenai king salmon.
by E. Donnall Thomas Jr.
June was always a special time on the Kenai River when I lived outside Soldotna in the 1980s. The atmosphere suggested Mardi Gras more than a wilderness angling experience, as hundreds of boats plied the water 'round the clock throughout the long summer days. New to Alaska, and infatuated with the experience, I used to come home from work, go down to the river for a little fishing, and stare at my watch in disbelief when I staggered back through the door at midnight. The scene may have been crazy then, but it was also wonderful. And it was all because of the king salmon...

Ready. Set. Fish.
Your Guide to Fishing in Alaska
by Charlie Ess
Alaska has more than 3 million lakes, 3,000 rivers, and more coastline than the entire Lower 48. Needless to say, there are a lot of fish to be caught—sport anglers harvest about 3 million fish from the Last Frontier each year...

Kenai
A look at Alaska's Playground.
A light scattering of clouds floats high above China Poot Bay in Kachemak Bay State Park, casting shadows over the Kenai Mountains. The forested foothills below give way to grasslands and mudflats, dissected y a labyrinth of slowly wending channels of deep blue water, emptying out, eventually, into the sea. Further inland, glaciers carve out new valleys beneath jagged snowcapped peaks. This is the Kenai Peninsula—15,000 square miles of pristine wilderness, with only a handful of small towns, just a few hours drive south of Anchorage. It's where Alaskans go to play, and the Last Frontier is at its best...

Cruising for Salmon
A Fishing Trip for Every Season
Hiking Lake Clark
SUP Fishing
Fishing Wolves
Gear: Spin Fishing
An Interview with Tom Bodett

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