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Carlos Faura

Being able to forecast the Last Frontier’s dynamic weather at the new KTVA with its state of the art weather technology and newsroom and our seasoned team, and it’s a dream come true.

Stories by Carlos Faura

  • Fishing Report

    Alaska Fishing Report for July 23, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 23, 17:53

    Anchorage Silvers being caught in Ship Creek and Bird Creek. Don’t forget to check the tide level when planning your trip. Pink, chum, are also arriving to Turnagain Arm streams. Campbell Creek, Chester Creek, and portions of Ship Creek are open to trout fishing. Campbell Creek and Chester Creek have both been recently stocked with […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for July 9, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 09, 17:52

    Anchorage Ship Creek is the only stream in the Anchorage area currently open to king salmon fishing, fishing is slow but a few nice few are still entering the creek. Campbell Creek and Chester Creek have both been recently stocked with rainbows. The Anchorage-area lakes have been stocked and fishing has been really good. The […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for July 2, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jul 02, 17:02

    Today’s Fishing Report Recipes: Lime Chili Halibut Ingredients 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons grated lime peel 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 4 halibut fillets 1 inch thick  (about 1 1/4 lb) 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil Directions Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix chili powder, sugar, […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for June 25, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 25, 16:27

    Anchorage Campbell Creek, Chester Creek and portions of Ship Creek are now open to trout fishing. A portion of Campbell Creek, on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., will be open only to kids age 15 and younger to fish for king salmon. The Anchorage-area lakes have been […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for June 18, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 18, 18:37

    Anchorage Ship Creek fishing is very good with more and more fish on every tide. The Ship Creek Slam’n Salm’n Derby ends June 22. Campbell Creek, Chester Creek, and portions of Ship Creek are now open to trout fishing. Campbell Creek and Chester Creek have both been stocked with rainbows. The Anchorage-area lakes have been […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for June 11, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 11, 19:45

    Anchorage Ship Creek kings are coming in with every tide and fishing is picking up. Fishermen are reporting good catches with Vibrax and other lures as well as bait. When the water gets murky it is often good to use bait when allowed or switch to bright colored lures. The Anchorage-area lakes have been stocked […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for June 4, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on Jun 04, 21:28

    Anchorage Fishing in Ship Creek is good. Fish the tides, large fish are being caught this year — a 47 pound fish Monday evening, and a 40 pound fish on Tuesday evening by Dave Hanson. Lake fishing is good for stocked fish. Fish are spreading out in the lakes and becoming pickier.   Seward Halibut […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for May 28, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on May 28, 17:04

    Alaska is famous for many things. And fishing is definitely one of them. In this week’s Fishing Report, Tony Weaver and I went to Little Campbell Lake in Kincaid Park looking for action.  It didn’t take long to find it.   Anchorage King fishing on Ship Creek is open from the mouth up to the […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for May 21, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on May 21, 21:06

    In this week’s episode, Carlos and Emily get a refresher lesson on fly casting with expert fisherman Tony Weaver. Anchorage Ship Creek is the only stream in the Anchorage area currently open to king salmon fishing. Try fishing bait below the last bridge right as the tide starts to flood. Hooligan are being caught in […]

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    Alaska Fishing Report for May 14, 2015

    by Carlos Faura on May 15, 17:09

    Today we kick off KTVA’s Alaska Fishing Report with Carlos Faura and fly-fishing expert Tony Weaver. It’s the beginning of the season and time to get your gear ready to go. Did anything break last season that you forgot about? Is that line getting old and cracked? Those leaky waders need repair.? Now is the time […]

  • Weather News

    Hail? Think again

    by Carlos Faura on Apr 01, 22:46

    All at one time we had clouds, sun, rain, snow and … HAIL? I suspect that wasn’t hail but probably something called graupel. It is closely related to hail but forms differently. Hail forms as rain falls from a thunderstorm, gets pushed back up high into the cloud by an updraft and freezing temperatures, freezes, then […]

  • Weather News

    High wind advisory in effect for Matanuska Valley

    by Carlos Faura on Feb 05, 19:52

    The Matanuska Valley has a high wind warning for winds 60 to 70 mph through Friday night. Squeezed between the high pressure ridge that has brought all the sunshine and an area of low pressure to the south of us, wind gusts have already increased to over 70 mph in the Palmer area. Wasilla has […]

  • Sci/Tech

    What’s in a snowflake?

    by Carlos Faura on Jan 21, 22:57

    Snow. We haven’t had much of it this season, only a tenth of an inch so far this month. Normally, January is the third-snowiest month of the year in Anchorage, with an average 11.3 inches of accumulation. December commonly leads the way with 16.7 inches of average snowfall. Snow expected soon It looks like we’ll […]

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    September 25 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 25, 21:04

    ANCHORAGE Arctic char are spawning in some local lakes. Fish inputs with leeches. Late grayling fishing is good on Sand Lake and a few others. Streams are good for rainbow trout. MAT-SU Lake trout are pushing into shallow water. Parks Highway streams are lowering and are clear. Rainbow trout and grayling fishing is good. Use […]

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    September 18 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 18, 21:18

      ANCHORAGE Lakes are getting colder — that’s better Trout in streams are OK Check regulations for closures MAT-SU Parks Highway streams good for rainbows Water is a bit high, tough wading Clarity is fine Stillwaters getting better KENAI PENINSULA Kenai River - water is up a bit Rainbow fishing is good Some silvers to be […]

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    September 11 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 11, 23:27

    ANCHORAGE Lakes are cooling, OK at best Trout fishing OK in streams Silvers running, but not fresh (spawned out, turning color) Check the regulations MAT-SU Rainbows are really good Grayling goodSilver fishing really slow Fish the lower end of rivers Pike fishing slow Stillwaters: cool water is good Use leeches, buggers or spoon lures KENAI […]

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    September 4 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Sep 04, 21:33

    ANCHORAGE Local lakes are getting better Silvers are slowing down Trout fishing in streams is good Check regulations for closures MAT-SU Rainbow fishing is really good Dolly varden and grayling fishing is good in certain areas Silver fishing is slowing down Stillwaters getting better KENAI PENINSULA Kenai River silvers are still coming in Kenai River […]

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    August 28 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 28, 20:06

    ANCHORAGE Lakes are fishing fair. Silver fishing in streams is decent. Trout fishing in streams is good. Make sure to check regulations for closures Ship Creek silvers are winding down. MAT-SU Streams are getting better for rainbow trout. Silver fishing is still decent. KENAI PENINSULA Kenai River silver fishing is good. Russian River trout are […]

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    August 21 Fishing Report

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 21, 19:56

      ANCHORAGE Lakes are good. Streams are fair for silvers and trout, but make sure to check regulations. Ship Creek clean-up and BBQ Sunday at 10 a.m. MAT-SU Streams are OK for rainbow trout. Silver fishing is past it’s prime but still decent. Silver fishing on the Yentna River and Fish Creek is still good. […]

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    August 14 fishing report

    by Carlos Faura on Aug 14, 20:53

    Anchorage Ship Creek and Bird Creek are good for silvers and pinks. Streams are good (check regulations). Lakes are good. Mat-Su Streams in good shape. Silvers, chums, pinks and rainbows good. Deshka, Susitna, other rivers and sloughs are good. Clear Creek good for silvers and trout. Kenai Peninsula Sockeyes still around. Silvers showing up. Trout and […]