As Alaska putters toward what looks to be its worst commercial salmon season in almost 40 years – despite another banner season for sockeye in Bristol Bay – Cook Inlet streams […]
Commercial salmon fishermen in Alaska’s Bristol Bay are wrapping up another banner season while around the Gulf of Alaska harvests increasingly look on target to register as the worst in more than […]
Scientists searching for evidence of climate change in Alaska’s Cook Inlet say they’ve found the fingerprints of global warming in the falling numbers of prized Chinook salmon, but admit they chose to […]
Commercial fishermen were back at work in Cook Inlet on Thursday in an unprecedented effort to mop up some of the remnants of a late return of sockeye salmon to the Kenai […]
Save the king
With king salmon runs faltering all around Cook Inlet, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association on Friday appealed to Alaska Commissioner of Fish and Game Sam Cotten to increase the protection offered Alaska’s […]
More bad news came Thursday for usually salmon-rich Alaska. Weekend king salmon fisheries on the creeks of the lower Kenai Peninsula are being shut down with the fishing season just getting underway.
The snow had stopped falling on the Kenai Peninsula on Tuesday, but plenty of ice was still bobbing around in Cook Inlet. Far to the north, Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom was leading […]
Endless fish fight
Commercial salmon gillnetters were back at work in Cook Inlet on Wednesday as state fishery managers tried to stem the flow of sockeye salmon into the Kenai River in keeping with the […]
Where are the coho?
The bad news came in triplicate for Little Susitna River guide Andy Couch on Friday. First there was the daily coho salmon enumeration from the Little Su weir. The 39 fish […]
State of the kings
For the first time in years, king salmon are showing signs of making a stronger return to the vast wilderness surrounding Alaska’s urban heartland. While Panhandle runs continue to struggle, kings to […]