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Winning king 'hit like a ton of bricks'

The 37.05-pound king salmon that longtime Juneau fisherman Kyle D. Sage caught off the rocks on North Douglas has netted him first place in this year’s 19th annual Spring King Salmon Derby, put on by the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

 

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Catch limit raised for king salmon near Juneau

As hatchery-raised king salmon return to Gastineau Channel, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is raising its catch limit for the prized fish. Starting Monday, fishermen can take up to four king salmon per day in a special harvest area.

SE Adventure: A trip down the the under-rated Stikine River

Here in Juneau, people talk about floating the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers, but they don't talk about floating the Stikine, and I can't really figure out why.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Off the Beaten Path: Dear Patagonia, please hire me as a fashion designer

Dear Patagonia, It was once believed that people who went out of their way to travel into the wilderness did so to ponder the depths of their souls, test their mettle and write flowery poetry. This is not true.
BJORN DIHLE

Dirt Girl: No space is too small for gardening

Growing up in Wisconsin, I assumed you needed a lot of land in order to have a garden. Even in Green Bay, our back yard was large enough to have an extensive garden even though it was small compared to my grandparent's acreage.
CORINNE CONLON

On the Trails: Lucky days

One lucky day in May, I hitched a ride to Pack Creek-a lovely, smooth flight each way. As soon as we arrived, we saw a mama brown bear and a big cub, digging clams far out on the tide flats. Mama noted our presence and went right on...
Mary Willson

What's in Bloom: Blue Camas

Small Camas or Blue Camas, Camassia quamash, is an outstanding bulb native to western North America.
MERRILL JENSEN

Juneau area sport fish report for the week of May 28

King Salmon Fishing Report for the Juneau Area Fishing for king salmon in the Juneau area in recent weeks has been better than previous years for both marine boat and shore based anglers.

Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

POINT REYES STATION, Calif. - Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record.

Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

FAIRBANKS - A barge carrying 16 wood bison is making a four-day trip down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to reunite the animals with a herd transplanted earlier this spring near Shageluk.

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