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Refuge Notebook: Records fall during 115th Christmas Bird Count

...recent CBC "firsts" of White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, and Common Murre - species usually restricted to the lower Cook Inlet in winter. Additionally, in November, a Steller's Eider and a Horned Grebe were both observed in the ice-free...
Voices of the Peninsula: New administration can make government work for Alaskans

...Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced its intent to lease over 1.17 million acres of the rich fisheries of Lower Cook Inlet for more oil and gas leasing. BOEM initiated this process - which will cost taxpayers millions of dollars - upon...
Fish Board spurns Central Peninsula session in on the central peninsula in 2016. Members then decided to hold the Kodiak meeting in Kodiak and the Lower Cook Inlet meeting in Homer before moving on to the Upper Cook Inlet meeting location. Jeffrey, Kluberton and board member...
Only three weeks to reel in the halibut of the season

...Three of more than 100 tagged fish circulating the Lower Cook Inlet have been caught, including one with a matching...and resulted in success for fishermen throughout the Lower Cook Inlet, Failor said. For the last few weeks, anglers have...
Homer Coast Guard Auxiliary, crew rescue boaters off Homer

...Auxiliary and two crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island rescued two mariners with boat trouble in lower Cook Inlet early Friday morning. The boat, a 23-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser, lost power about 5 miles west of Point Pogibshi...
State salmon harvest surpasses 104 million as season winds down

...million to 1.2 million fish, but the final escapement will also come later after in-river harvest is removed.Lower Cook Inlet fishermen have also continued to harvest sockeye, with about 211,000 sockeye caught through Aug. 5, up from 179...
Sockeye still the fish to follow

...according to Fish and Game's fishing report. In the Lower Cook Inlet, sockeye have been returning to the Tutka Bay that trolling for feeders kings is good in the Lower Cook Inlet near Flat Island, Point Pogibshi, Yukon Island...
All about the salmon flies and spoons, according to the Fish and Game Lower Cook Inlet fishing report. Anglers are also having luck catching...large fish caught over the past week, according to the Lower Cook Inlet fish and Game fishing report. The fish are currently...
Inletkeeper to test Cook Inlet water for Fukushima radiation

...Daiichi nuclear power plant, a nonprofit organization has launched a crowdsourced funding project to test water in the lower Cook Inlet for radiation. Cook Inletkeeper, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, launched a CrowdRise project...
Fishing still strong on Russian river

...salmon in those areas, according to the Fish and Game Lower Cook Inlet fishing report. Popular trolling set-ups for king...the most productive this season, according to the Lower Cook Inlet fishing report. Harvesters should be aware of a recent...


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