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Mike Agloinga repositions his gill net while fishing for hooligan Thursday afternoon in the Kenai River near the bridge in Kenai. He took turns using the homemade net with his father William, not pictured. Fishing was slow for the pair. They said they caught a few at Cunningham Park earlier in the day, but gave up on the bridge location after catching just one of the tiny fish.

Photo By M. Scott Moon

Hooligan are a spring delicacy when deep fried.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Story last updated at 5/26/2011 - 1:02 pm

Photo: First Fish

Photo: First Fish



If you think the Kenai Peninsula is beautiful in the summer, you should see it when cloaked under a thick blanket of white with the aurora borealis rippling through the celestial canopy above.


Whether intentionally seeking berries for jellies and jams or just out for a casual hike, residents and visitors will find the 50-some varieties of wild berries in Alaska hard to resist.


There’s adventure and beauty in the wild country, but also an element of risk.

2010 Peninsula Clarion award winners

Best Education Reporting
1st Place – Dante Petri, “All under one roof

Suzan Nightingale Award: Best Columnist

2nd Place – Will Morrow, “Voices of the Clarion”

Best Sustained Coverage

3rd Place – Dante Petri, “Mt. Redoubt Eruption”

Best News Photo

3rd Place – M. Scott Moon, “Bear Rescue

Best Photo Portrait
3rd Place – M. Scott Moon, “Ear Gauger

Best Audio Slideshow
2nd Place – M. Scott Moon, “Learning to ski

Best Use of Story and Photos by a Journalist
2nd Place – Joseph Robertia, “Dipnet disaster averted

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