Lake Aleknagik

Austin Fast / KDLG

Incredible. Unbelievable. That’s how Fish and Game officials are describing this year’s record-breaking sockeye escapement up the Wood River. KDLG’s Austin Fast headed to Aleknagik to find out how they get those numbers and why so many salmon are passing the counting tower this year.

Austin Fast / KDLG

Painter Apayo Moore lives a subsistence lifestyle off-the-grid near Aleknagik to honor her Yup’ik heritage and inspire her painting.  For her, a good painting means your eyes catch something new with every glance.

Researchers capture bear-salmon interactions on camera

Aug 2, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

What are bears up to when we aren't watching? Researchers have found a way to answer that question with motion-activated cameras and barbed-wire snags set up on six Lake Aleknagik streams.