Alaska

News, articles and updates about fishing and hunting destinations and pursuits in Alaska

SOLDOTNA, Alaska – The kings are dead. Long live the kings. But are they, really? The chilly reaches of the famed Kenai River were made famous by the hulking specimens of one salmon species, but its smaller cousin has assumed the throne as economic monarch of this world-class fishery, bringing out...
SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A salmon by any other name wouldn’t taste as sweet. Few say blueback. Many say red. Most say sockeye. However this marvel is described, the fish that run the gauntlet of gnashing teeth, claws and jaws from the time they’re fry into the prime of their lives are nothing short...
FRITZ COVE, Alaska -- This wildlife-rich landscape in late spring and early summer is fit for a king, and when the bruising monarchs of the salmon family show up, it’s a crowning achievement to be anywhere near the party. The gritty, pebble-laden beach that was submerged only hours before now...
HOMER, Alaska -- You would be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque and stunning corner of this planet or any other than the end of the road on the Kenai Peninsula. Each wandering glance elicits another image fit for a postcard, including snow-capped volcanoes looming on the broad horizon, swarms...
Mother Nature's sweet symphony in this wild place is music to my ears and I've got a front-row seat. The bubbling stream crawls down a jagged staircase of barnacle-encrusted boulders, drumming its way toward the salt water cove and creating subtle variations on a single monotonous note. In the distance,...
SOLDOTNA, Alaska – In this majestic angling landscape, timing isn’t everything – it’s the only thing. The split shots tickled the bottom of the surging glacial-fed Kenai River, emitting just enough vibration as they bounced off weathered crags below to pique an angler’s curiosity for a fleeting moment. The paramount...