Ninilchik River

Fishing Hole could use a little help

Fishing Hole could use a little help

Over the weekend, I took notice of a superfluity of rather unseemly comments concerning the conditions at the cleaning tables adjacent to the Homer Spit’s… Continue reading

Fishing Hole could use a little help
Anglers line up around the Nick Dudiak Fishing Hole on the Homer Spit on Friday, just in timeto welcome king salmon arriving on the evening’s incoming tide.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

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

Anglers line up around the Nick Dudiak Fishing Hole on the Homer Spit on Friday, just in timeto welcome king salmon arriving on the evening’s incoming tide.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Fillet tips so you can look like a pro

Fillet tips so you can look like a pro

Let’s get real here. There are some of you who flay at fish rather than fillet them. It is astounding to watch seriously filleting impaired… Continue reading

Fillet tips so you can look like a pro
Anchor River, lower Cook Inlet marine fisheries closed to protect king salmon

Anchor River, lower Cook Inlet marine fisheries closed to protect king salmon

Fishing Alert: On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik River and Stariski Creek are closed to… Continue reading

Anchor River, lower Cook Inlet marine fisheries closed to protect king salmon
Ignoring fishing regs won’t pay in long run

Ignoring fishing regs won’t pay in long run

I just don’t get it. For weeks, information has been bouncing around the Internet and printed media that, for right now, fishermen and fisherettes may only… Continue reading

Ignoring fishing regs won’t pay in long run

State Trooper Reports

TroopersMay 23Alaska State Troopers at 11:56 a.m. made a traffic stop on a 20-year-old Anchorage man near Deep Creek. Troopers issued the man a summons… Continue reading

Before you go fishing, give yourself refresher course on regulations

Before you go fishing, give yourself refresher course on regulations

Well, now, wasn’t that a beautiful Memorial Day weekend for those of you who can dimly recall it? The weather was so nice and semi… Continue reading

Before you go fishing, give yourself refresher course on regulations
As part of research, ADF&G wants to talk to anglers

As part of research, ADF&G wants to talk to anglers

The time has come for the commencement of this year’s fish runs which coolly coincides with the roll out of Reeling ’Em In for 2014.… Continue reading

As part of research, ADF&G wants to talk to anglers

Ninilchik beach closed to clam digging

Planning on taking advantage of Cook Inlet’s minus tides to fill the freezer with razor clams? Already pinpointed the -4.1 tide on May 16 as… Continue reading

Kenai Mayor Pat Porter, left, speaks to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell following a news conference on July 20, 2012, in Anchorage. Porter attended a news conference led by Campbell and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell to address actions the state can take in light of the poor king salmon run statewide, affecting both subsistence, sport and commercial fishermen. During the 2013 legislative session, Parnell successfully lobbied for $30 million over five years to research king salmon and possible causes for the decline in productivity seen statewide.-Photo by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

Management challenge: Inlet ‘fish wars’ escalate as king productivity ebbs

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    It’s a lesson every elected… Continue reading

Kenai Mayor Pat Porter, left, speaks to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell following a news conference on July 20, 2012, in Anchorage. Porter attended a news conference led by Campbell and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell to address actions the state can take in light of the poor king salmon run statewide, affecting both subsistence, sport and commercial fishermen. During the 2013 legislative session, Parnell successfully lobbied for $30 million over five years to research king salmon and possible causes for the decline in productivity seen statewide.-Photo by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press
Initiative would ban setnetting in Cook Inlet

Initiative would ban setnetting in Cook Inlet

The effort by a new group calling itself the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance to put a ballot initiative in front of voters that would ban… Continue reading

Initiative would ban setnetting in Cook Inlet

Veterans Day Ceremonies/Programs Announced Monday, Nov. 11

The 70th anniversary of the World War II military campaign in the Aleutians will be the focus of a Veterans Day program, presented by Kachemak… Continue reading

Diehard anglers don’t duck for cover

Diehard anglers don’t duck for cover

Labor Day decided to be a bit testy this year. Winds pounded the wilting fireweed generating mini blizzards of white seedling parachutes spinning through the… Continue reading

Diehard anglers don’t duck for cover
Summer is slipping into fall, but there’s still lots of good fishing

Summer is slipping into fall, but there’s still lots of good fishing

While I was embattled with an obnoxious woodpecker that was practicing wicked marimba beats on our logs this morning, a huge flock of cranes soared… Continue reading

Summer is slipping into fall, but there’s still lots of good fishing
Fishing for silvers has turned golden

Fishing for silvers has turned golden

Thar whar bright treasures in them thar high tides near the base of the Spit’s east side over the weekend. Even a half stoned pirate… Continue reading

Fishing for silvers has turned golden
Still time to put fish in freezer (or canner or smoker or soup pot or...)

Still time to put fish in freezer (or canner or smoker or soup pot or…)

As August starts to slowly glissade (“butt scoot” for those of you who consider outdoor recreation as playing “Big Fish” on an iPad) itself down… Continue reading

Still time to put fish in freezer (or canner or smoker or soup pot or...)
Fishing for silvers heats up; here’s how you won’t get skunked

Fishing for silvers heats up; here’s how you won’t get skunked

Flat Island and Point Pogibshi have been heating up for silvers lately, so maybe those reports from boats fishing elsewhere and claiming things have been… Continue reading

Fishing for silvers heats up; here’s how you won’t get skunked
Activity picking up around The Fishing Hole

Activity picking up around The Fishing Hole

Lately there have been growing rumors about silvers lurking outside The Fishing Hole.  Until noon Monday I thought those tales were being generated by fishermen… Continue reading

Activity picking up around The Fishing Hole

Dipnetters not allowed to keep kings

Dipnetters participating in the personal-use fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River are prohibited from retaining king salmon. The fishery opened July 10. Due… Continue reading

Fishing looking good for holiday weekend

Fishing looking good for holiday weekend

By the time you read this, the tides should be almost perfect for cutting some respectable critters out the growing herds of halibut cruising around… Continue reading

Fishing looking good for holiday weekend
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