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Eklutna River Renaissance 

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Eklutna River Renaissance 

Story by Eric Booton Photos by Ryan Peterson Since time immemorial, southcentral Alaska’s Eklutna River, a glacial stream in Northern Cook Inlet traditionally known as Idlughetnu, was replete with fish, much like the ones we anglers fantasize about to see us through the work week. Anglers from around the world pinch pennies for decades to visit and finally catch a wild Pacific salmon or tussle with trophy resident fish like those that once filled the Eklutna. Today however, the river exists as a mere shadow of what it once was.  My hunch is that a straw poll would reveal many...

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