Tag: Fish and Game

Gone fish

NORTH KENAI BEACH – On these Alaska sands famous for July crowds, the people were few Saturday despite the clouds parting to let in the sun. But then no one comes here […]

Baiting bears

A freezer full of rotten meat dumped along an Anchorage Hillside road, a family of hungry grizzly bears, and a motorcyclist stopping to pee along the road….what could possibly go wrong? Everything, […]

Humpy war

Hatchery pink salmon from Prince William Sound are now flooding Cook Inlet streams at levels almost 35-times greater that what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game established in 2010 as the […]

Salmon rising

UPDATE: This story has been updated with the Board of Fisheries meeting July 17 to discuss whether sockeye salmon runs are being reduced by the large production of hatchery pink salmon in […]

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 […]

Salmon fog

UPDATE: The entire Susitna River drainage has now been closed to king salmon fishing. Speed-dating the news for Alaska salmon 2018 – where down is up and up is down. Here we go: […]

Horrible timing

UPDATE: If you want a shot at Copper River salmon, go now. The 96-hour Chitina dipnet period that opens at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday could be the last for […]

Missing salmon

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.

Copper failure

The commercial fishing season for Copper River salmon – the most coveted of Alaska fish – is shaping up as a disaster for the isolated fishing community of Cordova. Prices paid to […]