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Fishing report: Reds rush to the Russian

...angler to go wrong this week.During a survey of the upper Kenai River on Wednesday, Fish and Game Assistant Area 7 days.The bag limit for sockeye salmon on the upper Kenai River and Russian River is now six per day, with 12 fish...
Russian River sanctuary to open; sockeye bag and possession limit on upper Kenai, Russian rivers to increase

...salmon fishing on the Russian and upper Kenai rivers, effective Tuesday.According...confluence of the Russian and upper Kenai rivers will be open to sockeye salmon...Russian River and a section of the Upper Kenai River mainstem. This area extends...
Fishing report: Ready for the rush to the Russian?

As of Wednesday morning, anxious anglers had already started to converge on the Russian and upper Kenai rivers in anticipation of today's opening. And early reports indicate there will be some fish there, too."There's a lot of fish...
King salmon fishing continues to pleasantly surprise

...Corkies, sometimes adding a piece of yarn."It's the same old stuff," Miller said.While the opening on the upper Kenai River and Russian River is still a week away, the early run of sockeye salmon has started making its way up the Kenai...
Tight Lines: Kings make an appearance, lakes heat up

...the fish closer to shore.Anglers should note that the opening date for sockeye salmon fishing on the Russian and upper Kenai rivers was incorrectly listed as June 1 in the printed version of the regulation booklet. The correct date for sockeye...
DOT unveils options for Cooper Landing Bypass

...pass through the community as well. The project area encompasses the entire portion of the Sterling Highway in the Upper Kenai River valley - where it begins to follow the Kenai Lake shoreline near milepost 44 to its eastern intersection with Skilak...
Refuge Notebook: Permitting Kenai National Wildlife Refuge commercial guides and outfitters

...28, river mile 45.4 upstream to Skilak Lake, Skilak Lake itself, and Skilak Lake upstream to Russian River (Upper Kenai River). The Upper River is an area with a limited number of permits that are awarded through a "prospectus process...
Family encounters persistant bear on Skilak Loop

An idyllic hike along the Upper Kenai River Trail ended in a hasty retreat for a group of hikers who encountered a bear. The persistent predator followed them all the way...

...also home to many fishing guides who specialize in boat-fishing and hike-in fishing, on local waters and on the upper Kenai River. Hikers should check out the 5-mile Gull Rock trail, and the 38-mile Resurrection Pass North trail. Click...
Refuge Notebook: Following the Alaska dream

...homestead on the Kenai Peninsula. To reach their new home site, they traveled by boat from Kenai Lake down the upper Kenai River, braving the rapids of the Kenai Canyon, and then crossed over to the south side of Skilak Lake where they built...


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