Silver salmon fishing in the Little Su should become easier now that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game allows anglers to use bait. Hike less than two miles on the My Creek Trail and you can often escape crowds of anglers. Sean Doogan
Fishing for this elegant cousin of the trout is often a quiet alternative for those needing a break from the shoulder-to-shoulder “combat” fishing for salmon occurring at Alaska's lower elevations. Joseph Robertia
Anglers try their luck on opening day of salmon fishing at Bird Creek along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Some anglers had success catching pink, chum and silver salmon.
The Kenai Peninsula city of 7,000 readies itself for its annual frenzy of dipnetters, which begins at 6 a.m. Friday. Typically, the popular fishery peaks the second and third weekends of July. Matt Tunseth