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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-03-05/refuge-notebook-permitting-kenai
Outdoors
Hope

...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/places/2015-03-12/hope
Places
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-25/family-encounters-persistant-bear-on
News
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-05/refuge-notebook-following-the-al
Outdoors
Fishing holes on the Upper and Lower Kenai River

...Cunningham Park, Day Use Picnic Area, RM 6.6 Kenai Flats State Recreation Site, Day Use Picnic Area, RM 5 The Upper Kenai River Any serious discussion of fishing on the Kenai Peninsula must include Cooper Landing and the Russian River. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/information/fishing-holes-on-the-u
Information
Patent award is an inspiration

...management agencies have been looking for ways to prevent the build-up of salmon carcasses along the Russian and upper Kenai Rivers, where anglers fish shoulder to shoulder when the sockeye are running. The piles of carcasses attract bears to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-04/patent-award-is-an-inspiration
Opinion
Kenai's personal use dip-net fishery officially open

...rainbow trout fishing is still good in local streams, Pawluk said. Resident species can be caught in the mainstem and Upper Kenai River, and will continue to improve if it hasn't already, Pawluk said. With the carcasses from salmon runs providing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-07-09/kenais-personal-use-dip-
Fishing
Fishing still strong on Russian river

...in that area, Pawluk said. Resident species The best option for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden fishing is on the upper Kenai River, Pawluk said. Discarded carcasses from the sockeye salmon fishery are now heavy in the confluence area of the Russian...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-25/fishing-still-strong-on-russian-rive
Fishing
Success with Sockeyes

...on the Russian River and below the sanctuary on the Upper Kenai river, Pawluk said. Part of the reason for the success...sockeye salmon population that have been holding in the Upper Kenai River downstream of the mouth of the Russian River may start...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-18/success-with-sockeyes
Fishing
A geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River

...falls and clusters with other sockeyes spawning in the Upper Kenai River. Those reds overwinter in Skilak Lake. Actually...Russian River, a north-flowing tributary of the Upper Kenai River, is confined in an intensely glaciated mountain valley...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-29/a-geologic-explanation-for-two-socke
News

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