Gulls descend on cleaning tables

Cries of “fish on” and the splash of jumping silver salmon are welcome signs that after years of no activity, the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon… Continue reading

Fishing superstitions no laughing matter when success counts

My wife and I relearned a lesson over the last week and it wasn’t pretty. Since The Fishing Hole has been handing out silver liked… Continue reading

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

Now that the silvers are starting to enter the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, it’s time for some of you to pause and try to figure… Continue reading

Trooper Reports

July 10 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 37-year-old Anchorage man and a 43-year-old Homer woman personal-use dip netting at Kasilof and cited them for concealing… Continue reading

NMFS seeks more information on recreational fishing impacts

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working to improve its data on the impacts of recreational fishing. The agency recently announced corrections to its “Fisheries… Continue reading

Recreational saltwater fishing policy in the works

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions. The agency,… Continue reading

Small gift may help someone catch fish

As I wander around during the week shooting the breeze with shore anglers, I’m amazed to find that many aren’t carrying a tide book either… Continue reading

State Trooper Report

May 25 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 44-year-old Wasilla man for sport fishing in Deep Creek with a treble hook in waters only open to… Continue reading

Report details commercial fish industry’s value to U.S.

Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National… Continue reading

Sac roe herring fishery starts early

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association hoping purchase of hatchery will revitalize fishery

Pink salmon fishing in Lower Cook Inlet could soon be revitalized as the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association finalized its purchase of the Port Graham Hatchery… Continue reading

Kenai angler catches 1st place in king tourney

Fishing off an area commonly known as the bluffs, Kenai angler Raymond B. Tepp and his two buddies were about to reel in and move… Continue reading

Bill would decrease regs on smaller boats

A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill… Continue reading

Federal fishing act getting attention

Commercial and recreational fishermen in the United States are hoping that an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act will address a misnaming issue that has unjustly… Continue reading

Personal-use fisheries go largely unchanged

After nearly a full day of board deliberations on 25 proposed regulatory changes, the Cook Inlet’s personal-use fishery remains largely unchanged in the midst of… Continue reading

Some fishing for solutions

ANCHORAGE — Change is hard. The evolution of commercial setnetting in the Cook Inlet is no different. As king salmon runs continue to decline, keeping… Continue reading

Time to save kings is now

I have been fishing the Kenai River for 20 years and over the past years I have noticed a drop in size of the fish… Continue reading

Conservation should come first

I have been a Kenai Peninsula resident for more than 10 years and have sport  fished in Alaska for nearly 60 years. I was a… Continue reading

Council supports Homer drift fleet

The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon… Continue reading

Area fishermen air concerns; officials listen

Suspicious of being targeted by state law enforcement, Russian Old Believers who fish in Bristol Bay met with state officials in December to discuss their… Continue reading