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Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn., poses with the 224.4-pound halibut she caught while fishing with DeepStrike Sportsfishing aboard the Grand Aleutian captained by David Bayes. She is the current leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Minnesota woman takes lead in derby

It was an interesting past week for the sports fishing crowd. A distaff member of the flatfish hunting group shot into first place in the… Continue reading

Linda Scott of Bloomington, Minn., poses with the 224.4-pound halibut she caught while fishing with DeepStrike Sportsfishing aboard the Grand Aleutian captained by David Bayes. She is the current leader in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Bristol Bay forecast goes bust

Bristol Bay needed volume to make up for a soft market, but state biologists say there’s no reason to expect that it’s going to happen… Continue reading

What about Kasilof kings?

I’m sitting here in Ninilchik again this year looking out my cabin window and watching sockeye salmon jumping two at a time on their way… 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

It’s not just the out-of-towners who can’t read or follow sport fishing regs

Subsistence board: no kings for Kenai gillnet fishery

The upcoming subsistence gillnet fishery on the Kenai River can target sockeye, but kings are off limits.  An emergency Special Action of the Federal Subsistence… Continue reading

Facebook pics lead to charges against guide

A Soldotna sportfish charter captain bragging about his clients’ catch on Facebook has led to the captain being charged with 43 violations. In an affidavit… Continue reading

Howlin’ Whales, a new band from Homer, will provide live music.

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Celebrates Anchor river

This evening there’s a party in Anchor Point. The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) is hosting “Take Me to the River,” a free public celebration… Continue reading

Howlin’ Whales, a new band from Homer, will provide live music.
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

Hunting for lingcod? Nick’s got a few tips for novice anglers
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

Troopers

June 1 Alaska State Troopers at 1:35 p.m. received a report of a burglary and theft at an Old Sterling Highway residence. Troopers said that… Continue reading

Tom Schroeder, veteran and protector of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, says it takes an average of 10-15 hours of fishing to catch a king at the Fishing Hole. -Photo by Miranda Weiss

Fishing Hole: Fun for all ages

Tom Schroeder’s got time on his hands. So much time he’s booked about 150 hours so far this season at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon,… Continue reading

Tom Schroeder, veteran and protector of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, says it takes an average of 10-15 hours of fishing to catch a king at the Fishing Hole. -Photo by Miranda Weiss

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

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
Coowe Walker has spent most of her 15 years at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve studying salmon and their habitat.

Researcher dives into fish habitat

It’s no secret people are captivated by salmon. We fish for them, hold music festivals in their honor, pay homage to them in artwork and… Continue reading

Coowe Walker has spent most of her 15 years at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve studying salmon and their habitat.

Group continues its effort to get setnet ban on ballot

JUNEAU — A proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over… Continue reading

Lower prices could mean more markets for state’s wild salmon

Too much red and pink salmon could be a blessing in an ugly disguise for 2015.  The commercial fishing industry has a pessimistic outlook for… Continue reading

Sportfishing businesses can apply for Cook Inlet 2012 salmon disaster relief

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is now accepting applications from sportfishing businesses in Cook Inlet for $4.6 million in disaster relief funds from the… Continue reading

Fishermen launch their boats at the Homer Harbor on Friday morning. All lanes at the load-launch ramp were occupied and others waited to get a start on fishing.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Fishermen arriving for Winter King Tournament

Fishermen from around the state began showing up in Homer today for the annual Winter King Salmon Tournament. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor… Continue reading

Fishermen launch their boats at the Homer Harbor on Friday morning. All lanes at the load-launch ramp were occupied and others waited to get a start on fishing.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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