Fishing Report

Nick Varney.

Reeling ‘em in: Spiny dogfish are deserving of contempt

I received some inquiries about my recent social slights concerning those sweet little spiny dogfish (small sharks) that are pulverizing the bait presentations of some… Continue reading

 

Reeling ‘Em In: Salmonid 101: How to tell silvers from reds

I received a report last week that a couple of silvers had been caught outside the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon along with awandering sockeye and a pink.

 

Butt ugly lingcod make bad pets but great eating

It’s been a few years but last weekend I was asked again what I thought of lingcod and if they are worth the effort. Answer.… Continue reading

 

Reeling ’em in: Butt ugly lingcod make bad pets but great eating

It’s been a few years but last weekend I was asked again what I thought of lingcod and if they are worth the effort. Answer.… Continue reading

Think about Mud Bay for halibut fishing

There had been something niggling my rusting memory banks for weeks. It had to do with halibut hunting but I couldn’t kick it loose until… Continue reading

Think about Mud Bay for halibut fishing

There had been something niggling my rusting memory banks for weeks. It had to do with halibut hunting but I couldn’t kick it loose until… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Fishing Hole action is an epic skunk fest

It’s been a few years since I’ve had to sit down, fire up some mellow instrumental jazz and admit that the king run at The… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Fishing Hole action is an epic skunk fest

It’s been a few years since I’ve had to sit down, fire up some mellow instrumental jazz and admit that the king run at The… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Ma Nature gets gussied up

Well, Mother Nature really went styling last week, didn’t she? The ageless lady gussied herself up in a fleecy-clouds frock sequined with sunshine crystals and… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: asdf

Wow, because of a weak run of kings and just after our last fishing report hit the stands, the angling doors slammed shut on the… Continue reading

Memorial Day fishing was quiet — too quiet

Memorial Day weekend seemed a bit quieter this year. I don’t know why. The Spit’s camp grounds were mostly maxed out and parking spots near… Continue reading

He’s back! Get ready for fishing

Here we go again. This weekend officially kicks off Reeling ‘Em In where we take a stab at providing you with the latest and bestest-ever… Continue reading

So long, and thanks for all the fish tips

Labor Day weekend was a bit temperamental this year. Erratic winds and snits of tedious downpours pounded the area and then teased with promising massages… Continue reading

The secret to slammin’ salmon is all in the sauce

I received an email this week from a gentleman with whom I had shared a remarkable evening recounting fishing tales and prowess lies a few… Continue reading

Take fishing advice from winners, not whiners

Last week I received an email inquiring as to the major challenges one faces when writing a weekly fishing column. Well, first of all, it’s… Continue reading

Freeze fish whole for cleaning later

Throughout the currently slumbering spring and presently aging summer, this column has touched on subjects such as fish recognition, angling techniques, what’s hot and what’s… Continue reading

Know your fish, piscatorians

I’m starting off this week’s column with a suggestion. Know your fish, especially with the plethora (whole bunch) of species available in Kachemak Bay, Cook… Continue reading

Tips from Nick: Get up early and sharpen your filet knife

I am an unabashed uber-early morning fisherman. When I’m on a serious waterline hunt, I try to be kicking shore-side rocks by the time dawn… Continue reading

Fisherpersonages: Here’s how to catch cohos

Last week fisherpersonages were starting to sink their hooks into more silvers at our infamous Fishing Hole. The upswing continues even though there are times… Continue reading

King fishing has flatlined but silvers are coming in

Chinook fishing in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon is lacking a discernible heartbeat. Big “T,” who customarily claims summer estate privileges along the waterline of… Continue reading