Anchor River

Political novices competing for assembly District 9 seat

Of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s assembly districts, District 9 on the lower peninsula is one of the largest. At 3,400 square miles, as a Supercub… Continue reading

 

Column wraps up for season, not fishing

Column wraps up for season, not fishing

Now that we are beginning the slow tumble into the deep fall season where land hunts rule, don’t forget the stunning silvers and steelhead swaggering… Continue reading

 

Announcements

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at Station 2, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road.  The agenda will… Continue reading

 

Wild weather here, but fishing still fair

Wild weather here, but fishing still fair

Well that was a pretty wild weekend. High tides, high winds, a dash of termination dust and snagging opened at the Nick Dudiak Lagoon.  Surfers… Continue reading

Wild weather here, but fishing still fair
Anglers should remember manners

Anglers should remember manners

One of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes the… Continue reading

Anglers should remember manners
Anglers should remember manners

Anglers should remember manners

O ne of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes… Continue reading

Anglers should remember manners
Stan Harrington

Stanley Ralph Harrington

Stanley Ralph Harrington May 18, 1945-Aug. 10, 2015 On Aug. 10, 2015, Stan Harrington, 70, died peacefully at his home in Anchor Point with his… Continue reading

Stan Harrington
Halibut King Charters, owned by Gordon Terpening and Fred Hicks, was one of about half a dozen charter operations on the Spit when this photo was taken in the late 1970s.  Pictured are, in the top row, Jim Nardelli and Gordon Terpening; in the middle row just below the halibut, Barbara Buzzelli and Bridget Ferguson; and in the bottom row, Renee Hicks, Fred Hicks and Diane Spence-Chorman.-Photo by Kim Terpening

Beyond halibut:

Fish cutters at Coal Point Seafoods notice there’s less halibut coming into the 23-year-old fish processing business on Thursdays. Clad in head nets, aprons and… Continue reading

Halibut King Charters, owned by Gordon Terpening and Fred Hicks, was one of about half a dozen charter operations on the Spit when this photo was taken in the late 1970s.  Pictured are, in the top row, Jim Nardelli and Gordon Terpening; in the middle row just below the halibut, Barbara Buzzelli and Bridget Ferguson; and in the bottom row, Renee Hicks, Fred Hicks and Diane Spence-Chorman.-Photo by Kim Terpening

Fishing? Know what you’re catching

I have received an unusual amount of email asking how to report angler evil-doers to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers without tying up 911.  The local number… Continue reading

Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn., poses with the 224.4-pound halibut she caught while fishing with DeepStrike Sportsfishing aboard the Grand Aleutian captained by David Bayes. She is the current leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Minnesota woman takes lead in derby

It was an interesting past week for the sports fishing crowd. A distaff member of the flatfish hunting group shot into first place in the… Continue reading

Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn., poses with the 224.4-pound halibut she caught while fishing with DeepStrike Sportsfishing aboard the Grand Aleutian captained by David Bayes. She is the current leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Announcements

Homer Thrift, the resale store operated by South Peninsula Haven House, has moved to a new location on Ocean Drive near the Homer Farmers Market.… Continue reading

Flowers in teapots add some color to the boardwalk by Coal Town Coffee and Tea on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently while walking the Spit, the Betster noticed an odd phenomenon: Homer cars sure do have a lot of bumper stickers. At least the B.… Continue reading

Flowers in teapots add some color to the boardwalk by Coal Town Coffee and Tea on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
It’s not just the out-of-towners who can’t read or follow sport fishing regs

It’s not just the out-of-towners who can’t read or follow sport fishing regs

Back in late June this column reported on a plethora of angling misconducts Alaska Wildlife Troopers had to deal with because of clueless dipsticks.  … Continue reading

It’s not just the out-of-towners who can’t read or follow sport fishing regs
Howlin’ Whales, a new band from Homer, will provide live music.

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Celebrates Anchor river

This evening there’s a party in Anchor Point. The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) is hosting “Take Me to the River,” a free public celebration… Continue reading

Howlin’ Whales, a new band from Homer, will provide live music.
Hunting for lingcod? Nick’s got a few tips for novice anglers

Hunting for lingcod? Nick’s got a few tips for novice anglers

I was asked yesterday what I thought about lingcod. I deliberated for a few seconds and then replied, “Well I know from personal experience that… Continue reading

Hunting for lingcod? Nick’s got a few tips for novice anglers
Sport fishing scofflaws stretch limits of intelligence, common sense

Sport fishing scofflaws stretch limits of intelligence, common sense

N ormally I don’t get into to the area of investments but after reading the Alaska Wildlife Trooper’s section of the police report in the… Continue reading

Sport fishing scofflaws stretch limits of intelligence, common sense

Troopers

June 1 Alaska State Troopers at 1:35 p.m. received a report of a burglary and theft at an Old Sterling Highway residence. Troopers said that… Continue reading

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching

I need to start this column with a warning: There is a despicable sneak thief roaming the Homer Spit and the area prowler can ruin… Continue reading

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching

Fish and Game opens Anchor River to kings this weekend

In a press release this morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that because of a strong number of king salmon returning to… Continue reading

Anchor River looks like it’s making a comeback

Anchor River looks like it’s making a comeback

It’s always righteous to be able to start out a column on the upbeat although things may slide a bit backward as the initial subject… Continue reading

Anchor River looks like it’s making a comeback
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