Ninilchik River

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
Ninilchik chamber plans inaugural Clam Scramble mud run Saturday

Ninilchik chamber plans inaugural Clam Scramble mud run Saturday

The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce is organizing its Inaugural Clam Scramble Mud Obstacle Run. This family-oriented event is set for Saturday. The chamber’s goal is… Continue reading

Ninilchik chamber plans inaugural Clam Scramble mud run Saturday

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

Feeding frenzies of seabirds signal some good fishing

Before we get rolling, I’d like to take a step back to last Thursday when I took a shot at those anglers that wale away… Continue reading

Think of your fellow anglers when fishing at Lagoon

Think of your fellow anglers when fishing at Lagoon

I received a minor flood of email after last week’s initial report and most of them centered on the king return at the Nick Dudiak… Continue reading

Think of your fellow anglers when fishing at Lagoon
Let the fishing begin

Let the fishing begin

The rumors are true, folks. The staff of Reeling ’Em has signed on for another summer of profound and incisive reporting about fish enabled topics. … Continue reading

Let the fishing begin
Ninilchik School celebrated its 100th anniversary Sept. 24, 2010.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

Ninilchik School: More than 100 years of history

The Ninilchik School gym has been used for lots of events: ball games, holiday celebrations, talent shows, musical performances and graduations to name a few.… Continue reading

Ninilchik School celebrated its 100th anniversary Sept. 24, 2010.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky
Young salmon, such as this silver (coho) shown above, winter in the Anchor River. ADFG biologists borrowed the fish, along with other salmon and sticklebacks, to show to about a dozen people during a field trip to Anchor River conservation sites on March 5. The fish was returned unharmed to the channel where it was caught.-Photos by Shana Loshbaugh

Variety of groups join forces to preserve the Anchor River

At first glance, the Anchor River seems remote and wild. After all, Anchor Point is small, even by Alaska standards, and the river’s headwater streams… Continue reading

Young salmon, such as this silver (coho) shown above, winter in the Anchor River. ADFG biologists borrowed the fish, along with other salmon and sticklebacks, to show to about a dozen people during a field trip to Anchor River conservation sites on March 5. The fish was returned unharmed to the channel where it was caught.-Photos by Shana Loshbaugh
Silver fishing plays itself out; Nick wraps it up for summer

Silver fishing plays itself out; Nick wraps it up for summer

I am going to go out on a very thick limb and declare the silver run at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon deader than a seniors-only… Continue reading

Silver fishing plays itself out; Nick wraps it up for summer
Be careful out there: Lead is flying

Be careful out there: Lead is flying

If Captain Kirk and his gang from the starship Enterprise had popped out of a reverse time warp above the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon over… Continue reading

Be careful out there: Lead is flying
Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

If you haven’t visited The Fishing Hole lately, there’s only one way to describe it. It’s a “Back to the Future” scenario with silvers performing… Continue reading

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole
Fishermen work the incoming tide on Thursday afternoon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Good ol’ days back at Fishing Hole

If you haven’t visited The Fishing Hole lately, there’s only one way to describe it. It’s a “Back to the Future” scenario with silvers performing… Continue reading

Fishermen work the incoming tide on Thursday afternoon at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

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

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success
If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

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

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success
Catches not spectacular, but anglers enjoy success

Catches not spectacular, but anglers enjoy success

The Fourth of July celebration was enveloped by such a superb three-day weather forecast that northern worker bees were attracted to our area in impressive… Continue reading

Catches not spectacular, but anglers enjoy success
Traffic into and out of Ninilchik is currently being rerouted across a temporary bridge spanning Ninilchik River while work on a new bridge is underway.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Ninilchik bridge replacement in the works

Built in 1972, the one-lane, steel stringer, wooden-decked Ninilchik River bridge leading into the village near the mouth of the river is finally being replaced. … Continue reading

Traffic into and out of Ninilchik is currently being rerouted across a temporary bridge spanning Ninilchik River while work on a new bridge is underway.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
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