Well it's a lot colder up here than Texas. Whenever I'm out on the water for the day, I wear thermals and wool socks since the breeze can be a little brisk. If you have your own rods, the Russian River north of Soldotna is corroded with sockeye (red) salmon and the fish and game just upped the limit to 6 from the usual 3. It is combat fishing and could be worth just to look at. Be bear smart in that neck of the woods. The rivers on the Kenai Peninsula close to king salmon fishing on July 1st if they are not already closed. Drive safe, lots of moose are out and about especially in the mornings and evenings, even downtown of any town. A 1200 pound moose vs. standard vehicle is typically not a good outcome for either involved.
Take lots of pictures.
I'm not sure what the tides are coming up, but good clamming for razors and steamers can be had at a -2.0 tide or lower. If you walk on the beach, becareful because that tide can come in QUICK! Two kids almost drowned near Anchorage last week that were playing on the beach. Whiskey Gulch and Clam Gulch are the popular spots to go (between Homer and Soldotna) just need a shovel and a bucket.
Alaska ain't cheap, it isn't just for the tourists either, we all pay the same prices. A $5 footlong cost $7.50 up here at Subway. Bring raingear, there aren't many things that are guarenteed in life, but you'll need that raingear, even if it isn't raining, it acts as a good wind breaker.
Salmon fishing can be very frustrating, sometimes they seem to bite eveyone else's line and sometimes you're the hot rod. Be willing to learn and most of all, have a good time and with all the daylight we have up here, don't waste any of it. You can sleep when you go home. Any questions, please feel free to ask.
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