Posts tagged ‘“Alaska’s PlayGround”’

The Kenai River

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The Kenai is Alaska’s most famous river and is best known for its runs of giant King Salmon or(Chinook).The world record King was taken here in 1985 and weighed over 97 pounds. Many consider Silvers to be the best of the salmon species to target with a fly.Joining the Upper Kenai at river mile seven is the world-renowned Russian River. This is the most famous salmon fishing location in the world. To get to the Kenai/Russian River Confluence can be through the Russian River Campground or by taking the Russian River Ferry across the Kenai. When the sockeye are running strong in mid summer, expect to see hundreds of anglers trying to land these tasty salmon at the Kenai/Russian confluence or combat fishing as Alaskans call it. Along with Kenai’s fish, the Kenai River is home to other wildlife, including moose, bears, and different species of birds. In the spring,Beluga Whales have been seen as far as six miles upstream from the mouth of the river to feed on schools of spawning Hooligan fish. I think what I’m really trying to say is that along with being able to fish the most famous river in the world, so do the bears ….. As you can see from these 5 images, it is quite possible that you will be fishing along side these bears …. if you decide to go and fish this famous river …. The Kenai.

The Iditarod

Jeff King

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Martin Buser

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DOG

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Dee Dee Jontowe

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Lance Mackey

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Well ….. here it is again ….. “The Last Great Race” Alaska’s Super Bowl of sports …. and I missed it again for the second time in my life and  the only thing that comes to mind is Johnny Hortons song “NORTH TO ALASKA”. I won’t miss it ever again, so in a kind of a tribute to the GREAT RACE ……. here are some images that I took of the race the last time I was in Alaska and they are ….. to me the M.V.P.”s of the race.