Reeling 'Em In

Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: So long and thanks for all the fish tips: Nick closes out the season

I had heard rumors that there were still some jumpers accompanying the incoming tides at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, so Jane and I checked… Continue reading

 

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Reeling ‘Em In: Summer fishing is winding down

We have reached the section of the summer’s trail where it starts to wind down into the valleys of September, soon to be awash in… Continue reading

 

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Reeling ‘Em In: Study techniques of the winner, not the whiner

I often get asked if it’s tough to write a fishing column while living in a community where more than half the population professes to… Continue reading

 

Nick Varney
Nick Varney
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Homer needs a Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon Olympiad

A myrida of events could be created out of fishing hole fun.

Nick Varney
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers starting to appear

Silver salmon herald the autumnal equinox — but not just yet.

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Anglers clean the day's catch on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the fish cleaning tables in the Seldovia harbor in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Anglers clean the day's catch on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the fish cleaning tables in the Seldovia harbor in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Snooty silvers slipping into the Fishin’ Hole

First run of silvers can be downright insolent, but be patient.

Nick Varney
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Desperately seeking silvers on the 4th

I had received numerous emails enquiring if I had heard the rumor that silvers had been spotted off Pogi.

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Fishermen gathered in droves to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Hole on Friday, June 25, when snagging opened. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In:

Things were upscale, breezy and cool at the spit’s fishing hole last Friday until a noon signal heralded that snagging was actually legal until 23:59… Continue reading

Fishermen gathered in droves to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Hole on Friday, June 25, when snagging opened. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Salty fisherman gives snaggers an earful

Don’t cross ol’ Willie when confronted about dubious fishing methods.

Nick Varney
Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Local fishing ‘like a hot streak in Vegas’

Sport fishing marred by those who don’t grasp the concept of ‘sport’

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Anglers try their luck at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on Saturday, May 29, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The floating pen is for hatchery fish to imprint on the lagoon before being released into Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News0

Reeling ‘Em In:

We get all kinds of email questions about the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon or, as Piscatorial Pursuits calls it, “the poor man’s charter boat.” Seriously… Continue reading

Anglers try their luck at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on Saturday, May 29, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The floating pen is for hatchery fish to imprint on the lagoon before being released into Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News0
Anglers fish for king salmon on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Homer Spit looking like its own self again

Chinook fishing looks good in the fishing hole — but watch out for those seals.

Anglers fish for king salmon on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A couple walks along the beach, left, as a family fishes on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the end of the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Reeling ‘Em In: Kings starting to bite at the fishin’ hole

Nick is back with hot fishing tips and his usual award winning writing.

A couple walks along the beach, left, as a family fishes on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the end of the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column

It was a short, strange, summer but it looks like the season for doubling the layers of my rain gear has finally arrived. Soon the… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column
Nick Varney
Nick Varney
Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe

Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe

I was watching some cool looking, single engine, private jets rocketing out of the airport the other day when I realized they were a nice… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Try out Nick’s smokin’ salmon brine recipe
Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal

Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal

Last weekend as I was cruising the Homer Spit’s cleaning tables to see what was flopping on the cutting counters, I came across a surreal… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Skill level of some fish filletters is surreal
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

I’m still receiving complaints that the smug silvers are continuing to drive some of you nuts at the Fishing Hole. Remember they are fish and… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos
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