USGS Stream Data

Kenai Rvr @ CooperLndg

  • Water Temp: 33.8 ° F
  • Flow: 739 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 5.85 ft

Middle Kenai @ Skilak

  • Flow: 1210 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 6.34 ft

Talkeetna Rvr

  • Water Temp: 32 ° F
  • Water Level: 5.40 ft

Situk Rvr

  • Water Temp: 36.32 ° F
  • Flow: 354 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 66.25 ft
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Archive for May, 2012

It’s Fry Time!



For most Alaskan fly fishers spring brings melting snow and thoughts summer fishing, with (hopefully) sunshine and green things growing everywhere.  But some of us have discovered we can have frys with our spring.

Salmon eggs laid last fall have been hatching under the ice, slowly developing into alevins (yoke sac fry). As ice pulls away from the spawning beds, the alevin, having used up their yoke sac, become fry. New fry swim to the surface, gulp some air to fill their air bladder, and begin free swimming and feeding. It’s at this point in their young lives that fry become available to all the other fish that have been on minimum rations through winter.

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