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All about the salmon

...through that date on record. On the Russian River 39,131 sockeye salmon have been counted by a weir at the Lower Russian Lake. Managers liberalized the fishery on June 24 by allowing fishing in the Russian River Sanctuary Area and increasing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-02/all-about-the-salmon
Fishing
Just Kidding 2014: Activities

...traverse much of the peninsula. Here are a few examples: Russian Lakes Trail - the trail head is one mile down Russian River...Cooper Landing. This moderate trail leads to lower Russian Lake and Russian River Falls. Resurrection Trail - the trail...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-05-08/just-kidding-2014-activities
Community
Strong showing of Russian River sockeye salmon

...hundreds in a long line headed southeast toward the Russian River falls and spawning grounds at the end of the Upper Russian Lake. Anglers finally got to wade in after them Wednesday when the Russuan River, Upper Kenai River and most of the Kenai...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-11/strong-showing-of-russian-river-
Outdoors
A geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River

...those red salmon overwinter in the Upper and Lower Russian lakes. In the lower third of the diagram, Paul then...valley. I located the Russian River falls, Lower Russian Lake, and Upper Russian Lake, and I noted that the uppermost Russian River...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-29/a-geologic-explanation-for-two-socke
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Refuge Notebook: A hike a week challenege

...nature. As far as my personal goal of doing one hike a week all summer, I have completed five trails so far - Lower Russian Lakes Trail, Fuller Lakes Trail, Bean Creek Trail to Juneau Falls, Vista Trail, and Carter Lake Trail to Crescent Lake...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-07-11/refuge-notebook-a-hike-a-week-ch
Outdoors
Russian river fisheries take off

...took their share of the early run of sockeye on the Russian River. As of Wednesday a weir at the outlet of the lower Russian Lake, more than 70 miles from the mouth of the Kenai River, showed more than 21,500 passing, just shy of the early run...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-20
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Kenai and Russian bag and possession limit to jump

...about 600 yards downstream of the Russian River Falls. This year's early-run sockeye escapement past the Lower Russian Lake weir has exceeded 23,700 fish, and Fish and Game expects the end-of-run sockeye escapement will surpass the its...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-21/kenai-and-russian-bag-and-possession
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Visitors learn on hike to remote Fish and Game site

...dump them in the water above." One year, a helicopter with a large fish tote lifted a pool of salmon up to Upper Russian Lake, she added. Despite recent lows for escapement goals, there are more fish in the river than in the past. Management...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-08/visitors-learn-on-hike-to-remote-fis
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Local Trails

...challenging: FFF = Difficult FF= Moderate F= Easy Russian Lakes Trail F+ Easy to Difficult 21 miles long Features: The first three miles of the trail to Lower Russian Lake is a good family trail that follows alongside the Russian...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/activities/2012-01-02/local-trails
Activities
My fly: Local fly fishermen share favorite creature-catchers

...Peninsula" and a fishing instructor at Kenai Peninsula College, was first getting into fly fishing he visited Upper Russian Lake and happened upon the pattern. "I fished dry flies but I hadn't gotten super into fishing and there was a guy up...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2012-03-15/my-fly-local-fly-fisherm
Fishing

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