Alaska Outdoor Digest

The source for important, timely news on hunting, fishing and the outdoors in Alaska.

Fly Fishing: Sunday August 27, 1:00-5:00pm Join Cook Inletkeeper on the Russian River for another outing in our “Getting to Know Your Watershed Adventure series” with guest host Eric Booton from Trout Unlimited. Participants will meet at the Russian River Campground “Grayling” day-use parking area at 1:00pm for an... Read more
Strong Russian sockeye run provides great fishing
By Lee Leschper Defining recent trends, this year’s early Russian River run of sockeye salmon continues strong and steady, blessing eager anglers with limits now up to six fish a day. ADF&G raised the daily bag limit on the Russian and the Upper Kenai to six per day and... Read more
Fishing with the bears and how to survive it
By Lee Leschper I was daydreaming, in the rhythm of flipping a fly into the clear Russian river, lulled by warm sun and no fish. So it took a second to recognize the great furry brown head that poked out of the brush and ferns 30 yards in front... Read more
Russian River and Upper Kenai River open to sportfishing for salmon, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden at 12:01 a.m. June 11.  Traditional kickoff to the fishing summer for many Alaska families.  Single hook only. Sockeye salmon limit three per day. Read more
Tips for making most of Russian opener
June 11 isn’t a state holiday in Alaska, but it might as well be. For the majority of Alaska sport fishermen, that opening day on the Upper Kenai and the Russian River is the opening bell to Sunday’s opener is shaping up to be a good one. Although the... Read more