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Commercial fishermen see glut of pinks, pricier reds

...previous 10-year average. In the Lower Cook Inlet, pink salmon harvests were much higher than those of other salmon. Fishermen harvested 298,000 of them, and the vast majority were caught in the Outer District, an area along the eastern...
Parties must come together to solve Kenai River issues

...together and solve these differences or the river will become a very gentle place, one with no kings and no king salmon fishermen. If this requires the Board of Fish to be totally changed, so be it, but again all groups must make a truce and...
Gifts that catch

...lifetime of use. Miller said a few jars of eggs; a hook sharpener; Pixies and Vibrax will make a nice stocking for salmon fishermen. And, pliers, fisherman can always use pliers, he said. Last minute pick-up gifts under $20 for ice fishers...
Kings drive news, sockeyes drive inlet economy there. The average king salmon fisherman spends more money in Miller's...the sheer volume of sockeye salmon fishermen drives his business in the summer...would see fewer and fewer king salmon fishermen on the Kenai River in the coming...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Salmon species - other than kings - thriving around Alaska

...came in. "The volume was incredible. The numbers we're seeing on the good cycles are good enough to sustain the salmon fishermen." Not counting the sport fishing industry, commercial fishing is the No. 1 private employer in Alaska, with...
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Fisherman finds ways to give back

Alaskan salmon fishermen just enjoyed a record season. Over 266 million salmon were harvested...Juneau if that is what it takes to make your community thrive. Salmon fishermen understand the principal of ensuring escapement. Fisherman collectively...
Raymond Frank Carr

...shaved all the trees to build his family's entire home in Alaska, while he also became a successful commercial salmon fisherman and a very capable bush pilot. Ray returned to Humble in 2002 and married Louise Smith in 2003. He belonged to...
Tough year, lingering effects

...king salmon. He still lost a third of his bookings. While it's hard to pinpoint exactly how much money a king salmon fisherman spends in local bait and tackle shops, at lodges, hiring guides or buying groceries and fuel, local business owners...
The Ambassaduer

...changes in ownership, Ambassadeur reels are still in made Sweden. Not surprisingly, they're still in use by many salmon fishermen on the Kenai River. May it forever be so.Les Palmer can be reached at
An Outdoor View: Reasons for fishing

...Tales," Brad Matsen said it well in his essay, "The Church of How's-The-Fishing." Matsen wrote: "A salmon fisherman in Southeast Alaska dragging out his tackle to clean it a month before the weather's good enough to fish is up...


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