Chum Salmon

Chum Salmon–In the Kenai

It happened again! During the course of our netting, we caught this somewhat lost chum salmon at river mile 8.5 on the Kenai River. This seems to be an odd year for the salmon run….

An Oddball Species—Steelhead

Steelhead Trout While out netting on the Kenai river, we pulled a peculiar fish out of the net. It had small, distinct spots all over its back, extending from the entirety of its tail, onto…

A Taylorcraft BC12D on floats

Floatplane flying over the Kenai

Take a look at the scenery¬† while flying in a floatplane over the Kenai river to skilak lake. I do have a pilot’s license, but I don’t have a floatplane certification, so for this trip,…

Releasing a huge chinook salmon on the kenai river

Kenai River Salmon Counting

One of the things that I’m doing as an aspiring biologist/wildlife manager is working for ADF&G as a technician to survey fish migrating up the Kenai River. Each summer, we take length as METF (mid…