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Denise Lake Lodge News

Anniversary Giveaway Drawing

Date: September 17, 2019

Drawing will be held on January 1st, 2020. Prize is good for the 2020 season. Package includes: 5 Nights at beautiful Denise Lake Lodge, located just 3 miles from Soldotna, AK and the famous Kenai River. 1 – Professionally guided Salmon fishing trip on the Kenai or Kasilof River (8 hours) all gear is provided … Continue reading “Anniversary Giveaway Drawing”

Alaska Denise Lake Lodge Guest Photo Contest

Date: September 17, 2019

Please submit photos to akdeniselakelodge@gmail.com or via USPS at 37090 Denise Lake Dr. Soldotna, AK 99669 Drawing held at 5am January 1st, 2020.Prize good for the 2020 season 1st Place $1000.00 gift certificate (good toward any package in 2020) 2nd Place $750.00 gift certificate (good toward any package in 2020) 3rd Place $500.00 gift certificate … Continue reading “Alaska Denise Lake Lodge Guest Photo Contest”

Fishing the World Famous Kenai River – Sockeye Red Salmon

Date: March 6, 2018

(Part III of VI) ​In 2015, 1,709,053 Kenai River late-run reds entered the Kenai River, 470,697 reds entered the Kasilof River, and 96,449 reds entered the Russian River. Red salmon return to the Kenai River beginning in late May. These early run fish are bound for the Russian River drainage, but prior to arriving at … Continue reading “Fishing the World Famous Kenai River – Sockeye Red Salmon”

Fishing the World Famous Kenai River – Silver Coho Salmon

Date: March 2, 2018

(Part II of VI) SILVER (COHO) SALMON As with the King Salmon (see Part I), there are also two runs of silver salmon that enter the Kenai River. The early run arrives in late July, but most anglers choose not to fish for the silvers until the close of the King season on July 31st. … Continue reading “Fishing the World Famous Kenai River – Silver Coho Salmon”

Fishing the World Famous Kenai River – King Chinook Salmon

Date: February 26, 2018

​The largest recreational fishery in Alaska is supported by the Kenai River, a glacially turbid stream draining the central Kenai Peninsula (originating at the outlet of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing). This popular river supports excellent runs of anadromous (sea-run) King, silver, sockeye and pink salmon, both resident (exclusively fresh water) and anadromous Dolly Varden … Continue reading “Fishing the World Famous Kenai River – King Chinook Salmon”

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing

Date: November 28, 2017

Want to see Dall sheep? Tufted puffins? A brown bear fishing for salmon? The Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail is a string of overlooks, trails, and other sites where you can look for your favorite Alaska wildlife. Whether you’re visiting Alaska for the first time or a lifelong resident, the Kenai Trail offers the inside … Continue reading “Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing”

2018 Guest Photo Review Drawing!

Date: October 6, 2017

2018 Alaska Denise Lake Lodge guests who send Fishing Photos will be entered into a drawing to WIN A FREE FISHING & LODGING TRIP at ALASKA DENISE LAKE LODGE FOR 2019!!! Guest reviews will also be appreciated but are not required for entry into the drawing. Drawing will be held December 20, 2018. Please email … Continue reading “2018 Guest Photo Review Drawing!”

30th ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY DRAWING

Date: September 25, 2017

It’s that time of year once again! The 2018 Alaska fishing season was spectacular, but now it’s time to look to 2019. And that means looking forward to the 30th year delivering the best in world-class fishing and lodging at Denise Lake Lodge! We have enjoyed it so much that every year we look forward … Continue reading “30th ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY DRAWING”

Kenai Watershed Forum

Date: August 28, 2017

We are all connected by water. Maintaining peninsula waterways ensures the health and vitality of our communities, both now and in the future. The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) invites you to help protect our communities by protecting our waters. Founded in 1997 by a group of concerned Aaskans, KWF has grown from a small collective … Continue reading “Kenai Watershed Forum”

Alaska Salmon Foo Young

Date: August 20, 2017

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Yields: about 6 patties INGREDIENTS 6 oz. cooked seasoned, boneless Alaska Salmon, broken into small chunks 6 eggs 2 teaspoons soy sauce, divided 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon wite pepper 2 Tablespons cornstarch, divided 6 oz. fresh bean sprouts, blanched & thoroughly drained 1/2 … Continue reading “Alaska Salmon Foo Young”

Alaska Salmon Marsala

Date: August 19, 2017

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 Alaska Salmon fillets (4 to 6 oz. each) Salt and pepper, to taste 2 cups flour 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup Marsala wine 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 2 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 2 Tablespoons cold butter 4 fresh thyme … Continue reading “Alaska Salmon Marsala”

How to Identify Trout and Other Species Found in Alaska

Date: August 19, 2017

Source: ​http://visitsoldotna.com/wp-content/uploads/other-fish-species.jpg Also see How to Identify the Five Salmon Species Found in Alaska

Fish Identificaton

Date: August 10, 2017

​How to Identify the Five Salmon Species Found in Alaska Soldotna Chamber and Visitor Center 44790 Sterling Highway Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 262-1337 http://visitsoldotna.com/wp-content/uploads/salmon-species.jpg

Experience Golfing

Date: July 25, 2017

Within a few minutes of Soldotna you can reach two golf courses. BIRCH RIDGE GOLF COURSE RESORT Birch Ridge Golf Course is a public, 9-hole, regulation length golf course located in beautiful Soldotna, Alaska. Often referred to as the “hardest, easy course in America” by Alaska golf Professionals, Birch Ridge will provide players of all … Continue reading “Experience Golfing”

What’s Happenin’, Bison?

Date: July 6, 2017

“What did AWCC say to the herd when they were released in 2015?” “Bye-Son!” Even though we said good-bye to our wood bison in 2015 for the state’s first ever Wood Bison Reintroduction Project, we’ve been keeping a close eye on them: the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) has tracked the number of … Continue reading “What’s Happenin’, Bison?”

Orphaned Animals Editorial By Ryan Scott

Date: July 4, 2017

Every year, Fish and Game recieves reports of “abandoned” baby animals. In many cases, the mother is nearby and the youngsters are best left alone. There are more orphaned and injured animals in the wild than we can provide homes for. If you happen to run across an animal, PLEASE call your local Department of … Continue reading “Orphaned Animals Editorial By Ryan Scott”

Wild Alaska Quinoa Cakes!

Date: January 14, 2017

Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 8 to 10 appetizer servings INGREDIENTS 1 can (14.75 ounces) traditional pack canned salmon or 2 cans (6 to 7.1 oz. each) skinless, boneless canned salmon, drained and chunked 4 cups prepared quinoa (white or red) 8 large eggs, beaten 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 … Continue reading “Wild Alaska Quinoa Cakes!”

Cedar Plank Grilled Alaska Salmon with Sweet Potatoes!

Date: November 2, 2016

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS: Cedar planks (available in seafood section of supermarket) with enough surface area for samon 4 Alaska Salmon fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen Olive oil spray 1 Tablespoon fresh (or 1 teaspoon dried) favorite herb for salmon (dill, thyme, rosemary, … Continue reading “Cedar Plank Grilled Alaska Salmon with Sweet Potatoes!”

28th Year Anniversary Giveaway – Enter to Win!

Date: September 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Vicki Quint from Washington State – WINNER of our 28th Anniversary Drawing!!! 29th Anniversary Drawing is launching very soon – stay tuned……. 2016 Winners! The Samsons It’s that time of year again! The 2016 Alaska fishing season was spectacular, but now it’s time to look to 2017. And that means looking forward to … Continue reading “28th Year Anniversary Giveaway – Enter to Win!”

Kenai River Silver Salmon Fishing Report – THE SILVERS ARE IN

Date: September 24, 2016

SOLDOTNA DINING – WALNUT CRUSTED SALMON WITH A RASPBERRY BEURRE BLANC

Date: September 24, 2016

Alaskan Halibut Lasagna aka White Lasagna

Date: July 24, 2016

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing ​Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter, divided 1-1/2 pounds halibut steaks, bones removed and cut into 1-inch cubes 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy whipping cream 8 ounces … Continue reading “Alaskan Halibut Lasagna aka White Lasagna”

Fly Into Kenai

Date: June 26, 2016

The Kenai Municipal Airport is the Gateway to the Peninsula. A strong transportation center with scheduled and charter passenger service to air cargo and general aviation, the Airport plays a vital role on the Kenai Peninsula. Ravn (yes – this is the correct spelling) Alaska and Grant Aviation offer daily scheduled flights to and from … Continue reading “Fly Into Kenai”

Grilled Salmon with Tomato-Basil Relish!

Date: June 5, 2016

Ingredients: Salmon 2 Lb. Salmon with skin 2 Teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 Teaspoon dried rosemary 1 Lemon wedge Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Relish 2 Ripe tomatoes, diced 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon minced basil 1 Teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 Teaspoon cumin Salt and freshly ground … Continue reading “Grilled Salmon with Tomato-Basil Relish!”

Marinade for Salmon Kenai River Sockeye Salmon or Silver Salmon!

Date: May 8, 2016

Ingredients 1/2 Cup virgin olive oil 1/2 Cup soy sauce 1/2 Cup apple juice 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon fresh, grated ginger root 1 Tablespoon minced, fresh parsley 1/2 Teaspoon fresh, ground pepper Directions Combine well. Pour over fresh salmon filets & cover. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Pour off excess and grill or … Continue reading “Marinade for Salmon Kenai River Sockeye Salmon or Silver Salmon!”

United States to Adopt Bison as National Mammal

Date: April 27, 2016

Bison are on track to become the United States’ national mammal. (Photo: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society). Picture They want to preserve a home where the buffalo roam. Bison are on track to become the United States’ national mammal. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Bison Legacy Act Tuesday to make the American … Continue reading “United States to Adopt Bison as National Mammal”

Salmon Marinade and Barbecue

Date: April 21, 2016

Ingredients: 1/3 Cup olive oil 1/3 Cup Tamari sauce 1/3 Cup cooking sherry 1/4 Tsp. ginger 1/4 Tsp. garlic powder 1 Medium sized salmon filet ​Directions: Rinse and pat dry the salmon filet and put into a gallon sized plastic bag with zip top. Whip together the rest of the ingredients and pour into plastic … Continue reading “Salmon Marinade and Barbecue”

Wood Bison Reintroduction – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Date: December 19, 2015

The United States has a population of wild wood bison for the first time in more than 100 years. On Friday, April 3, 100 wood bison which had been kept in temporary pens near Shageluk, Alaska, for just over a week were led across the Innoko River to freedom. The Wood bison is the northern … Continue reading “Wood Bison Reintroduction – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center”

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Date: December 15, 2015

Since long before its formal designation by the federal government as an Indian Tribe in 1971, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) has been at the heart of the Kenai-area community, bringing economic and cultural benefits not only to Tribal members, but also to the entire Kenai community. The 1,4000-plus current members of the Kenaitze (pronounced, … Continue reading “Kenaitze Indian Tribe”

27th Anniversary Alaska Fishing Package Giveaway

Date: October 1, 2015

It’s that time of year again! That’s right, about this time every year we start looking forward to the next great summer Alaska fishing season. In this case that season will be 2016 and at Denise Lake Lodge we will be celebrating our 27th year of offering the best in world-class fishing and lodging that … Continue reading “27th Anniversary Alaska Fishing Package Giveaway”

Intern Spotlight Destiny

Date: September 23, 2015

Alaska Salmon Burgers

Date: August 1, 2015

Ingredients 1 Can (14.75 oz.) or 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) traditional pack Alaska salmon OR 8 to 10 oz. skinless, boneless salmon (canned or pouched) 1 Egg, slight beaten 1/4 Cup finely chopped onion 1/4 Cup thick barbecue sauce 1 Cup fresh bread crumbs (about 2 slices of bread) 4 Cheese slices, if desired … Continue reading “Alaska Salmon Burgers”

Hot Spots on the Kenai Peninsula

Date: July 26, 2015

Tern Lake – Arctic Tern nesting grounds Kenai National Wildlife Headquarters – Access to boreal and wetland species Kenai River Estuary – Over 120 species of birds, large gull colony, shorebird migration stop-over Homer and Gull Island – Red-faced Cormorants, Puffins, Aleutian Terns, Murrelets Puffins and Chiswell Islands – Puffins, Auklets and pelagic species

Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Date: July 12, 2015

Ingredients: 1 Cup diced English seedless cucumber 1 Green onion, sliced 1/2 Cup grape or pear tomatoes, halved, if desired 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh fennel, if desired 1 Tablespoon white balsamic (or rice) vinegar 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided Salt and pepper to taste 4 Alaska Halibut filllets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, … Continue reading “Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Salsa”

Wildlife Viewing in Kenai

Date: July 5, 2015

There are 4 small caribou herds on the Kenai Peninsula – Kenai Lowland, Fox River, Kenai Mountains and the Kelley River. The Kenai Lowland caribou herd typically summers north of the City of Kenai airport (can be viewed from Marathon Road) to Swanson River, on the Kenai River flats, and western portion of the Peninsula … Continue reading “Wildlife Viewing in Kenai”

Alaska Scenic Drive – Anchorage to Soldotna

Date: June 27, 2015

Drive the 3-hour national scenic byway from Anchorage to Kenai. Stop along the way at numerous marked scenic access viewing points, wildlife viewing stations and hiking trails. Gas stations and facilities are available one hour south of Anchorage in Girdwood (the Tesoro gas station) and two hours into your drive time in Cooper Landing. Public … Continue reading “Alaska Scenic Drive – Anchorage to Soldotna”

Chipotle-Glazed Wild Alaska Salmon with Spicy Peanut Salsa by Chef Rick Bayless

Date: June 20, 2015

Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 2 Garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 Guajillo or ancho chile, stemmed, seeded and cut in large pieces 1 Cup toasted and salted peanuts 3 Canned chipotle chiles, removed from the canning liquid Salt, as needed 1/4 Cup honey 4 (5 to 6 oz. each) Alaska … Continue reading “Chipotle-Glazed Wild Alaska Salmon with Spicy Peanut Salsa by Chef Rick Bayless”

Alaska Fishing Package Winners – Love to Stay There Again

Date: June 17, 2015

I was lucky to win the yearly drawing for 6 nights stay and 4 days of guided fishing that was provided by Denise Lake Lodge. I cannot say enough about the Lodge and the people who work there. They are professional enough to keep everyone happy and personal enough to make everyone feel like they … Continue reading “Alaska Fishing Package Winners – Love to Stay There Again”

Digging for Alaskan Razor Clams

Date: June 13, 2015

Razor clam digging on the Kenai Peninsula is one of Alaska’s most popular outdoor activities. It is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is also inexpensive/ requiring only ample boots and clothing, a clam shovel or tube, bucket and a current sport fishing license for those 16 years of age or older. Over 1 … Continue reading “Digging for Alaskan Razor Clams”

CREAMY CLAM CHOWDER

Date: June 2, 2015

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 Cups boiling water 1 Quart chopped clams 1 Cup clam juice 2 Cans evaporated milk 3-4 Slices of chopped bacon 4 Tablespoons butter 1 Chopped onion 3 Cups cubed potatoes 1 Can whole kernel corn Flour Salt Pepper PREPARATION: In a deep pan, brown bacon until crisp, remove and set to one … Continue reading “CREAMY CLAM CHOWDER”

2014 Silver Salmon Derby Winners

Date: October 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Silver Salmon Derby fishing contest. Congratulations to everyone who participated and we can’t wait for the fun again next year! First Prize Winner $750.00 Gift Certificate Robert McCann Billings, Mt Caught 8/28/14 Weight of Silver Salmon – 13.5 Pounds Second Prize Winner $500.00 Gift Certificate … Continue reading “2014 Silver Salmon Derby Winners”

26th Anniversary Fishing Vacation Package Giveaway

Date: July 26, 2014

26 years offering world-class fishing vacations on the Kenai Peninsula. 2015 will mark our 26th year offering world-class fishing and lodging on the famous Kenai Peninsula! Help us start celebrating now. Enter for your chance to WIN a FREE 6 NIGHT SUMMER FISHING VACATION PACKAGE at Denise Lake Lodge!* Winner to be announced February 15, … Continue reading “26th Anniversary Fishing Vacation Package Giveaway”

Loon on Denise Lake – A Poem Inspired By Alaska Denise Lake Lodge

Date: May 11, 2014

Lyndon – my husband – and I stayed at Denise Lake Lodge last year in early June when we were over from Europe (we live in France) and have very fond memories of our stay, even if we were only able to stay for a few nights. We’re not fishing people, we are writers who … Continue reading “Loon on Denise Lake – A Poem Inspired By Alaska Denise Lake Lodge”

Soldotna Fishing Charters on the Kenai River – Just Know How Much We Appreciated Our Stay

Date: January 18, 2014

We began talking about an Alaska trip a couple of years ago and decided we were looking for a well-rounded experience that would include a few days of fishing. After a lot of research on the web, I narrowed the search down to include a few days on the Kenai Peninsula. Denise Lake Lodge offered … Continue reading “Soldotna Fishing Charters on the Kenai River – Just Know How Much We Appreciated Our Stay”

KENAI RIVER GUIDE WANTED 2014

Date: January 16, 2014

Due to a substantial increase in 2014 bookings – we are interested in securing some additional help: May – September 2014 Experienced in King Salmon Fishing, Sockeye Red Fishing, Silver Salmon Fishing and Rainbow Trout Fishing We Provide a Power Boat and Drift Boat to Experienced Guides A 6-Pack License and Kenai River License are … Continue reading “KENAI RIVER GUIDE WANTED 2014”

New Alaska Halibut Fishing Regulations for 2014

Date: December 22, 2013

• 2 Fish Limit – 1 any size, 1 under 30 inches • 1 Charter per Day – no “doubles” • 4 Fish Annual Limit Little change in charters needed. You will keep quality smaller fish and our guides will fish hard for your big “barn door.” Kenai Peninsula is the preferred location over that … Continue reading “New Alaska Halibut Fishing Regulations for 2014”

Alaska Silver Salmon & Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip – Fantastic Alaska Trip in August

Date: December 14, 2013

Dear Jim and Elaine – We had an absolutely marvelous stay at Denise Lake Lodge. Foremost, everyone works as a team, each with a specific task to make each guest experience memorable and the lodge runs like clockwork because of it. The guides were sincere, competent, very resourceful, and polite with a good sense of … Continue reading “Alaska Silver Salmon & Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip – Fantastic Alaska Trip in August”

25th Anniversary Giveaway – Alaska Fishing Packages 2014

Date: August 29, 2013

It’s our Silver Anniversary! In 2014 Alaska Denise Lake Lodge will be celebrating 25 years of offering the most exciting Alaska fishing vacations on the Kenai Peninsula from our comfortable lodge and cabins in Soldotna. It has been an honor to serve so many people over the years – from all over the U.S. and … Continue reading “25th Anniversary Giveaway – Alaska Fishing Packages 2014”

Just Say No! To The Halibut Catch Share Plan

Date: August 16, 2013

Go to www.regulations.gov Select “Pacific Halibut Fisheries: Catch Sharing Plan for Guided Sport and Commercial Fisheries in Alaska” and leave your comments about why this is wrong. Here are the details . . . Halibut Catch Share Plan – Comment Deadline is Aug 26, 2013 What It Does: THIS IS NOT A CONSERVATION ISSUE! The … Continue reading “Just Say No! To The Halibut Catch Share Plan”

Lodge Reviews – Fantastic Alaska Trip in August

Date: August 14, 2013

Gabrielle with one of 2 silvers caught near Kenai Riverbend We had a fantastic stay Aug. 4-10, 2013. Would totally do it again. Jim and Elaine and all the staff make fishing days easier for their guests and have much of what you need right there. Vacuum packing, freezing and packaging fish to take home … Continue reading “Lodge Reviews – Fantastic Alaska Trip in August”

Lodge Reviews – Thanks for Being Our Hosts

Date: June 22, 2013

Just a quick note to say thanks for being our hosts last week. Greg, my sister Kris, her husband Bill and I had a marvelous time. Needless to say, we are telling everyone about you and the wonderful experiences we had in Alaska. You did truly make our adventure special. Thank you once again and … Continue reading “Lodge Reviews – Thanks for Being Our Hosts”

Alaska Fishing Lodge Review – 3 Days, 4 Fish Species, All Over 20 lbs

Date: June 16, 2013

My son Thomas and I are from Arkansas – a great fishing state. Here it’s rare, but not impossible to catch a fish more than 20 pounds. I’ve done it once -a nice Striper. I’ve been to Alaska fishing a few times before, but Thomas never had. I wanted him to have that experience. We … Continue reading “Alaska Fishing Lodge Review – 3 Days, 4 Fish Species, All Over 20 lbs”

Alaska Adventure – Exit Glacier Guide Experience

Date: January 1, 2013

​accept the temptation to be ushered into a primeval arctic realm * intimately explore the other worldly crystal blue that mysteriously radiates from ancient rivers, waterfalls, moulins and crevasses * embrace the ethereal sense of solitude of the Alaska alpine wilderness * revere the majesty of immaculate ice fields extending for hundreds and hundreds of … Continue reading “Alaska Adventure – Exit Glacier Guide Experience”

24th Anniversary Giveaway – Alaska Fishing Vacation Packages 2013

Date: December 4, 2012

Alaska Denise Lake Lodge is celebrating 24 years of fishing, lodging and adventure on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in 2013, and we’re inviting you to celebrate right along with us by giving away a FREE Alaska Fishing Vacation Package to one lucky winner! The winner will be chosen on April 15, 2013 and announced shortly after. … Continue reading “24th Anniversary Giveaway – Alaska Fishing Vacation Packages 2013”

Alaska Fishing Lodge – Beautiful Location and Excellant Accomodations

Date: September 24, 2012

The scenery from our porch and the back yard was spectacular, we loved watching the loons dance for us and all the other birds that nest on the lake.   Jim and Elaine our hosts were very helpful and accomodating, when we left early one morning to go out with High Country Adventure to fish … Continue reading “Alaska Fishing Lodge – Beautiful Location and Excellant Accomodations”

10 Kenai River Silver Salmon Fishing Tips

Date: August 27, 2012

As the number of silver salmon entering the Kenai increases over the coming weeks, fishermen may employ several methods for catching a daily limit. That limit goes from 2 to 3 silvers daily on 9/1. One of the most popular approaches uses bait and a jet planer. Anchor up in 2-5 feet of water near … Continue reading “10 Kenai River Silver Salmon Fishing Tips”

Kenai River Silver Salmon Fishing Report

Date: August 20, 2012

Alaska Kenai river Fishing Report – Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Date: August 1, 2012

ALASKA SOCKEYE FISHING GOOD to EXCELLENT in the LOWER and MIDDLE KENAI RIVER Find a good gravel bar and check your tide book, as the Alaska Sockeye come in on the high tides. Allow 3 or 4 hours for them to travel up into the Lower River. Use a good 7 or 8 foot rod … Continue reading “Alaska Kenai river Fishing Report – Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fishing”

Sockeye Salmon Fishing on the Kenai River – Ten Sockeye Fishing Tips!

Date: July 24, 2012

Alaska Sockeye Salmon are being caught by the thousands on the Kenai!!! The daily limit was recently raised from 3 to 6 fish per day and even novice fishermen are doing well; the experienced fishermen arelimiting out quickly. While it might last into early August, who really knows? Make your plans ASAP to get in … Continue reading “Sockeye Salmon Fishing on the Kenai River – Ten Sockeye Fishing Tips!”

Be Bear Aware – Alaska Bear Viewing

Date: May 8, 2012

Are you bear aware? What You Do Really Matters!!! Garbage: Use bear-resistant trash containers, keep your garbage inside until trash pick-up, or dispose of waste immediately at a transfer station. Remember, if a bear gets into your trash you can be fined! Fish Carcasses and Gear: If you clean your fish at home, keep all … Continue reading “Be Bear Aware – Alaska Bear Viewing”

The One That Didn’t Get Away – Alaska Salmon Fishing

Date: March 26, 2012

Guest Post by Aaron Dolphin-Chavie Fishing guide and young guest with large salmon. It was the last week in July, 2011. The water was high, the fishing was getting better by the day and I was rowing on about four hours of real sleep. Perfect conditions for the Kasilof prevailed. Fumbling clumsily in the darkness … Continue reading “The One That Didn’t Get Away – Alaska Salmon Fishing”

A Common Moosetake! – Alaska Adventure

Date: February 28, 2012

Moose are the most commonly encountered large animal on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Moose may seem tolerant of human presence, but surprisingly there are more fatal moose encounters than bear encounters in Alaska. The power of a moose’s hoof kicking with 1,000 pounds of force can prove deadly! Moose cows and calves need EXTRA … Continue reading “A Common Moosetake! – Alaska Adventure”

Alaska Salmon Fishing – Where to Go

Date: January 5, 2012

Are you craving a chance to do some Alaska Salmon fishing? There is nothing like it – and the greatest part about this is that Alaska is the best place to fish for Salmon. You can connect with several charters and connect with several lodges in order to meet your needs for your next Alaska … Continue reading “Alaska Salmon Fishing – Where to Go”

Alaska Fly Fishing … Fishing on the Fly

Date: January 2, 2012

Would you like to go Alaska fly fishing? Then I have good news for you. Alaska’s Denise Lake Lodge is home to some of the best cold-water fish in the world. And combined with the splendor of Alaska’s pristine beauty, you are certain to enjoy every minute of your experience! If you happen to be … Continue reading “Alaska Fly Fishing … Fishing on the Fly”

Alaska Adventures – Kayaking Adventures Worldwide

Date: December 2, 2011

Experience the massive glacial ice and flamboyant mountains of the majestic fjords, the roar of eternally cascading glacial waterfalls, black bears frolicking amongst the wildflowers along rugged coastline and nearby hillsides, harbor seals curiously peering at you through floating chunks of ice, soaring bald eagles, billowing orcas â€“ all from the seat of a kayak!  Offering quality sea kayaking eco-trips … Continue reading “Alaska Adventures – Kayaking Adventures Worldwide”

Alaska Trout Fishing on the Kenai River

Date: December 1, 2011

Guest post provided by Mike Robertson.     The journey to one of the world’s most special places on earth begins with a plane ticket and a strong desire to fish all day – to use your camera as much as your fishing rod.  One sometimes does not know which to hold in their hands, the rod or the camera. … Continue reading “Alaska Trout Fishing on the Kenai River”

Alaska Adventure – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Date: September 4, 2011

  *Moose calves are rarely abandoned by their mothers! If you see a calf that you think is abandoned – contact the Department of Fish & Game!!!* Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a non-profit organization that provides enclosures and quality animal care for orphaned, injured and ill animals; cares for animals that cannot survive on their … Continue reading “Alaska Adventure – Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center”

Alaska Adventures – Alaska Rivers Company

Date: August 13, 2011

Rejoice in the Magic of Shared Adventure and Sense of Renewal!  3 Hour Scenic Rafting Trip   Post by Alaska Denise Lake Lodge. Enjoy a leisurely Kenai Scenic Float Trip â€“ a 3 hour Alaska float down the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Their friendly, knowledgeable guides are eager to share the wonders of these enchanting lands.  Your guide will take … Continue reading “Alaska Adventures – Alaska Rivers Company”

Sockeye Salmon Fishing on the Kenai River Reds

Date: July 31, 2011

SOCKEYE SALMON 970,662 Kenai reds entered the Kenai River in 2010, 65,922 Russian River and 267,013 Kasilof River reds. Red salmon return to the Kenai River beginning in late May. These early run fish are bound for the Russian River drainage, but prior to arriving at the Russian River, the only area where these fish concentrate … Continue reading “Sockeye Salmon Fishing on the Kenai River Reds”

Kenai River Fishing Trips – Land of the Giants King Salmon

Date: July 6, 2011

The vast majority of the top-ten certified Chinook (King salmon) ever recorded came from Alaska’s famed Kenai River.   The following chart lists the largest documented Chinook ever caught (and kept) on the rod and reel.   WEIGHT YEAR ANGLER & WATER ANGLER’S HOME 97.25 1985 Anderson (Kenai River) Soldotna, AK 95.63 1990 Plautz (Kenai River) Aloha, OR 93.00 … Continue reading “Kenai River Fishing Trips – Land of the Giants King Salmon”

Kenai Trout Fishing

Date: June 28, 2011

Rainbow Trout Year-round residents of the Kenai River, rainbow trout are abundant from upstream of the Soldotna Bridge to Skilak Lake. The Kenai River does not have a natural run of steelhead trout, but it boasts trophy size rainbows throughout the river system. Good fishing occurs from Moose River to Skilak Lake and from Skilak Lake to … Continue reading “Kenai Trout Fishing”

Kenai King Salmon Fishing

Date: June 25, 2011

The largest recreational fishery in Alaska is supported by the Kenai River, a glacially turbid stream draining the central Kenai Peninsula (originating at the outlet of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing). This popular river supports excellent runs of anadromous (sea-run) King, silver, sockeye and pink salmon, both resident (exclusively fresh water) and anadromous Dolly Varden char, in … Continue reading “Kenai King Salmon Fishing”

Kenai King Salmon Fishing Report

Date: June 23, 2011

This has been an exciting week of fishing on the waters of the Kenai Peninsula! The Kenai King salmon fishing runs continue to build, the waters continue to rise and the fishing continues to heat up.  While recent reports are mixed, some days are good and others not as good, overall the reports are as expected … Continue reading “Kenai King Salmon Fishing Report”

Angler Etiquette – Alaska River Fishing Trips

Date: June 20, 2011

Bank Anglers   Use developed trails, stairs into the river or boardwalks designed for fishing. Respect posted bank fishing closure areas and do not fish or trespass in these areas. Move away from the water’s edge when walking up or downstream. Stand in the water while fishing and use hip or chest waders to avoid standing on the bank. Avoid steep banks, trampling or damaging vegetation, as well as water-saturated … Continue reading “Angler Etiquette – Alaska River Fishing Trips”

Hiking – While Fishing in Kenai

Date: June 18, 2011

Here we list items and strategies to best prepare you for hiking while fishing in Kenai! What to Bring   Water:  carry 2 quarts.  Giardia occurs on the refuge so purify all water.   Food:  take high calorie foods.  Avoid strong smelling foods that could attract bears.   Clothing:  wear sturdy footwear with comfortable socks.  Bring hat, gloves and rain … Continue reading “Hiking – While Fishing in Kenai”

Alaska Canoe Trips – Weigner’s Backcountry Guiding

Date: June 1, 2011

As a designated wilderness area, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge offers its visitors an experience of Alaska much as it existed a hundred years ago – and one which is easily accessible to all! Mark Weigner, of Weigner’s Backcountry Guiding (http://www.alaska.net/~weigner/), has been guiding fascinated canoe passengers throughout the refuge for the past 16 years. Mark’s passion for … Continue reading “Alaska Canoe Trips – Weigner’s Backcountry Guiding”

Alaska Fishing Kenai – Bear Safety Tips

Date: May 29, 2011

A helpful list of bear safety tips for you to follow during your Kenai fishing trips: If a bear approaches you while you have a fish on the line, cut the line and leave the area. Fish remains attract bears.  Toss all fish waste into deep, fast-moving water.  Do not put in dumpsters or on shore.  Cut fish carcasses into … Continue reading “Alaska Fishing Kenai – Bear Safety Tips”

Kenai Fishing Trips – Getting Started

Date: May 24, 2011

Kenai fishing trips are a great angling challenge as each body of water has its own unique fish ecology and regulations. Obtain a current copy of the Sport Fishing Regulations Summary for Southcentral Alaska and keep it handy while fishing. The key to using this booklet is to first locate where you want to fish and then follow the regulations … Continue reading “Kenai Fishing Trips – Getting Started”

Alaska Canoe Trips

Date: April 24, 2011

Canoeing in the Refuge Alaska canoe trips on the Swan Lake and Swanson River canoe systems cover over 100 miles in the northern lowlands of theKenai National Wildlife Refuge.  One of the best ways to see the refuge and its wildlife is to paddle one of the many routes offered here.  From easy family weekend trips … Continue reading “Alaska Canoe Trips”

Early Kenai King Salmon Fishing, Alaska

Date: March 1, 2011

Guest post provided by Nathan Bryant for Denise Lake Lodge As Old Man Winter starts loosening his grip, the first thing that comes to my mind is salmon fishing. A great option for early season action would have to be Alaska’s Kasilof River. The Kasilof River starts its life as the waters of the massive … Continue reading “Early Kenai King Salmon Fishing, Alaska”